TMJ is an incredibly frustrating condition. Many TMJ symptoms can seem so unrelated to the jaw, that people often fail to have it diagnosed, resulting in chronic pain and an increasing reliance on prescription medications. Knowing the symptoms of TMJ is one of the best ways to determine if you should seek a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation.
Some symptoms of TMJ occur in and around the jaw. These include:
- Clicking or popping in the jaw joint
- Pain, tenderness, or swelling around the jaw
- Limited jaw mobility or complete lockjaw
Other symptoms of TMJ occur in the mouth. These include:
- Uneven tooth wear
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Chipped teeth
- Receding gums
Some symptoms of TMJ may seem completely unrelated to your jaw. These include:
- Difficulties swallowing
- Ear congestion, pain, or ringing without infection
- Sinus problems
- Chronic headaches
- Neck and back aches
- Tingling or numbness in the hands
- Poor posture
- Digestive issues
The bad news is: some of these symptoms make TMJ difficult to diagnose. The good news is: the experienced neuromuscular dentist at our Kinnelon, New Jersey office knows exactly how to detect and diagnose TMJ, and can provide you not only with a diagnosis, but with an effective treatment that eliminates symptoms and helps restore optimal function to your jaw.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of TMJ in the areas of Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford, New Jersey, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule neuromuscular evaluation today.