Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is the name given to dozens of issues that affect the proper alignment of your jaw. In some instances, TMJ is first detected during your regularly scheduled appointments at our Boston area office though uneven tooth wear or noticeable misalignment. However, more often, TMJ produces several symptoms that range from slightly uncomfortable to completely debilitating.
Common Symptoms of TMJ
Symptoms of TMJ that occur in and around the jaw include:
- Clicking or popping when opening and closing your mouth
- Lockjaw or limited mobility in the jaw joint
- Pain, tenderness, or swelling around the jaw
TMJ symptoms that may not seem to be related to your jaw joint can include:
- Pressure behind the eyes
- Ear ringing or pain
- Chronic headaches
- Back and neck aches
- Changes in posture
- Digestive issues
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, one of the Boston neuromuscular dentists at Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics can determine if jaw misalignment is the cause, and customize a TMJ treatment that restores comfort and helps eliminate future occurrences.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of TMJ in Boston, Braintree, or along Massachusetts’ South Shore, please contact Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation today.