If you suffer from regular migraines, jaw pain, teeth grinding, difficulty opening and closing your mouth or other symptoms, you might have TMJ disorder.
TMJ is short for: temporomandibular joint, the joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull and allow the jaw to move. When teeth, muscles and these joints are not aligned, the pain symptoms mentioned above can arise.
Clicking, cracking or popping sounds, persistent headaches and tooth pain can also accompany the disorder. Our team works to align the nerves, joints and muscles of your face to ensure they are in proper alignment and your TMJ symptoms are relieved.
Some other common TMJ symptoms:
- Facial pain
- Headaches often misdiagnosed as migraines
- Grinding or clenching teeth
- Ringing ears
- Shoulder, neck or back pain
- Loose or broken teeth, crowns or bridges with no obvious cause
- Sore jaw muscles and joints, especially shortly after waking
- Numbness in arms and fingers
- Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth.
- Chewing surfaces are flat or worn through the enamel, leaving teeth worn and sensitive to cold or tooth brushing
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and would like to see one of our dentists, please request an appointment online. Please specify “TMJ” in the notes section of the form.