Facial Pain

Many adults suffer from FACIAL PAIN.  This pain is often associated with Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction TMD, which is a condition caused by the disruption of the normal jaw function.  A person who has a narrow airway will tend to breathe through their mouth.  MOUTH BREATHING can cause improper tongue posture, leading to an unbalanced muscular system within the oral cavity. This unbalanced system can cause a deformation of the jaws, a narrowing in its development and, over time, excessive wear of the teeth.  When the jaws become narrow, and the occlusion is damaged, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is disrupted.  The disc that cushions movement within the TMJ is displaced forward and the lower jaw bone is displaced toward the back of the joint space.  This can cause:

Common TMD symptoms

  • Clicking Sound Within the Temporomandibular Joint

  • Muscle Spasms and Tension Headaches

  • Clenching of the teeth

  • Bruxism or Grinding of the teeth

  • Decreased Ability to Open the Mouth

  • Permanent Damage to the Bone, Disc and Ligaments of the Joint

  • Increased Airway Restriction resulting in a forward head posture which can lead to:

    • Neck Pain

    • Shoulder Pain

    • Back Pain