Often referred to as TMJ, temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a bite issue. It can mimic other problems such as headaches, earaches, ringing ears, popping jaw joints and tooth pain. Many patients will make the rounds of doctors looking for answers, only to be told that nothing is wrong. If you have teeth that are badly worn or misaligned, or if you suffer with symptoms like headaches, jaw muscle pain, ringing ears or cracking joints, you may have a bite problem.
Many people have problems with their bite. Bad bites can occur by nature, by trauma or by localized dental work or orthodontics that may have straightened the teeth but not necessarily calmed the joints and muscles.