If you suffer from recurring headaches, or have frequent jaw pain, earaches, or a teeth grinding habit, you could benefit by seeing a neuromuscular dentist. Those problems are among the many symptoms of a misaligned jaw ? a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJ).
The symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
There is no one, decided cause of all TMJ pain; the condition can be caused or aggravated by many different things. For example, patients who experience injury to the jaw or muscles in the head or neck often experience TMJ pain. Other triggers include a misaligned bite, arthritis, or even stress.
The symptoms of TMJ can be painful and interfere with everyday life. Your comfort and well-being are at the heart of our focus as a dental practice, so pain relief is our first consideration. When visiting our dental office, patients are tested for TMJ disorder and diagnosed quickly to get relief from discomfort.