If you consistently experience headaches or pain in your neck or jaw, you may be suffering from dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, also known as the jaw joint. TMJ issues often arise from the grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep. This destructive habit applies four times as much force as normal chewing to the teeth and the jaw joint, causing damage and pain in the muscles and the joint. Fortunately, this can be usually resolved with a TMJ orthotic, which is a custom-made oral appliance worn at night. A well-made appliance can be an easy and effective solution to TMJ issues and can provide significant relief of your jaw pain and headaches. Call Kenneth Cho Family Dentistry today at (562) 697-3008 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cho and learn more about TMJ treatment in La Habra, California.