Learn More About TMJ/TMD
Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) vary in their presentation and can be very complex, but are often simple.
On average the symptoms will involve more than one of the numerous TMJ components: muscle, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones, connective tissue, and the teeth. Ear pain associated with the swelling of proximal tissue is a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
The symptoms of TMJ are debilitating and can greatly interfere with every day life. The comfort and general well being of the patient is at the heart of the dental practice, so pain relief is the first consideration of the dentist. The dentist is able to test, diagnose, and devise an immediate plan to treat the underlying causes of the TMJ disorder.
If you have any of these symptoms contact Dr Walsh for a free consultation,
Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
Dull, aching pain in the face
Earache (particularly in the morning)
Headache (particularly in the morning)
Migraine (particularly in the morning)
Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
Neck and shoulder pain
If you are experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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