Why Am I Having Tightness in My Jaw?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the complex jaw joint that allows the jaw to chew, speak, open and close. When this joint does not work as it should it can lead to tightness in the jaw.

Key takeaways:

– TMJ disorders place stress on jaw muscles, with clicking noises or not being able to open the mouth fully as symptoms.

– An improper bite and teeth grinding can strain muscles and lead to tightness in the jaw.

– A dentist can diagnose the reasons for jaw tightness and recommend the appropriate treatment.

“An improper bite, such as an open bite, crossbite, underbite, or overbite, can cause uneven wear on the teeth and strain on the jaw muscles.”

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