While there are many obvious symptoms of TMD or TMJ Disorder, there are many that are commonly overlooked or not considered as related. The job of a neuromuscular dentist or a TMJ specialist is to observe all of your symptoms and signs and look for a relationship with your TMJ pain, stress levels, and or other health concerns. Below is a list of just a few of the more common signs and symptoms of TMD that we look for during a TMJ pain exam.
Headaches Clinching or grinding teeth Limited mouth opening, jaw joint pain, jaw joint clicking Back, neck or shoulder pain Ear congestion Dizziness or vertigo Ringing in the ears Loose teeth or sensitive teeth Facial Pain Tingling of fingertips Nervousness Imbalanced head or neck posture issues Insomnia Swelling Difficulty closing the mouth or chewing Irregular bite Difficulty swallowing
Again, this is an abbreviated list of the signs and symptoms of TMD or TMJ disorder. When you come for your TMD evaluation we will run through a full list of potential symptoms with you to help you understand your condition. If you feel you have any of these symptoms or any other issues that you would like to speak to me about please give me a call. We offer a free TMJ / TMD consultation so we can see if neuromuscular dentistry is right for you.
Signs and Symptoms of TMD or TMJ Pain
Here is a brief video covering the signs and symptoms of TMD and TMJ disorders:
Want to set up a TMJ evaluation?
E-mail or call to set up an appointment: 650-583-5880
Dr. Sherry Tsai is a leader in TMJ Pain Relief using Neuromuscular Dentistry, Orthotics and Non-invasive Therapies
650-583-5880 88 Capuchino Dr. Millbrae CA 94030 (map)