Every human being suffers from some form of stress. As highly intelligent and social creatures, stress affects human beings far more often than in any other animal.

If you frequently clench your jaw or grind your teeth as the result of your stress (or during sleep), you may develop significant fatigue and stress in the muscles of your jaw. The temperomandibular joint (TMJ), is often pointed to as the major factor in jaw and facial pain. If you have TMJ Disorder, you may suffer from:

  • Pain in the TMJ
  • Restricted mouth opening
  • Painful clicking, popping, grinding
  • Locking jaws

If you feel that you may have a TMJ problem, contact Dr. Medel at Corsicana Oral & Facial Surgery for a comprehensive evaluation of your face and jaw.