Neuromuscular & TMJ
Do you have pain in your jaw face or teeth? Is chewing painful? Do you have ear pain, but your medical doctor has told you your ears are healthy? Does your jaw make clicking or popping noises? These symptoms can be caused by Temperomandibular disorders (TMD). This term describes a group of problems related to the temperomandibular joint (TMJ) and nearby muscles.
Your temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. This joint or the muscles that move your jaw can become inflamed or misaligned for a variety of reasons, and can be exacerbated by such activities as nail biting, sleeping on your stomach, eating large-sized bites of food, and excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth.
Most symptoms of TMJ occur in the facial area, but they can also be associated with other health problems. These symptoms include:
- Ringing sound in ears
- Migraine headaches
- Pain in shoulder, back, neck, or behind the eyes
- Problems with head posture
At Crow Family Dentistry, we offer personalized treatments for TMD. You don’t have to live with pain or discomfort.
To schedule an appointment for a consultation, call Crow Family Dentistry today.