Are TMJ Problems Affecting Your Life?
Do chronic headaches, jaw pain or other symptoms keep you from enjoying life? The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the most widely used joints in the body, and often the source of oral or facial discomfort. TMJ pain and discomfort is a very real concern for millions of Americans, and the cause of missed school and work days, uncomfortable oral function and a lower quality of living.
Common, often debilitating symptoms of TMJ problems include:
Mild to severe jaw or facial pain
Difficulty chewing or opening wide
Earaches or tinnitus (ringing in ears)
Pain in the neck, upper back and shoulders
Lower jaw locking open or closed
Change in bite
Popping, grinding or clicking of the jaw
Chronic headaches or migraines
Dr. Kimmel Explains His Approach On TMJ
The Factors Contributing to TMD May Surprise You
Problems with the TMJ and surrounding muscles are collectively known as Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Though the exact cause of TMD is not entirely understood, we have identified several factors contributing to the onset and persistence of this common oral problem.
Factors often contributing to TMD include:
- Bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching)
- Misaligned teeth
- Uneven bite
- Trauma or injury
- Orthodontic treatment
- Parafunctional habits
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You deserve to live comfortably, healthy and happy, every day of your life! Contact our office now to schedule your TMJ evaluation.