Step by step instructions for the Parafunction Risk Rating Protocol.
On the surface, it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. A little soreness in the jaw after a dental procedure is common, and most cases will resolve on their own. But for about 20 – 25% of patients, jaw pain won’t resolve normally. These patients are at a higher risk of developing a chronic temporomandibular disorder.
Orofacial pain expert, Bradley Eli, DMD, MS, regularly sees patients with chronic temporomandibular disorders in his practice. From initial symptoms of jaw soreness and limited range of motion, symptoms can increase, expanding in scope-of-pain to include headaches, earaches, neck pain, and jaw dysfunction, such as clicking and locking.