Do you feel pain when trying to open your mouth, or does it hurt to move your mouth from side to side? You could be suffering from the common problem of Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction.
Other symptoms include:
Pain in the neck and/or shoulder
Ringing in the ears
Hearing loss or ear pain
Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while sleeping
Constantly feeling fatigued
Hearing a popping or grating sound, or any other noise in your jaw joints
Suffering from chronic headaches in your temples or above your eyes
Because there can often be multiple causes for TMJ symptoms, there’s not a “set” way of treating these conditions. That said, the first step in any successful treatment is the proper diagnosis. Highwood Dental can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and concerns and suggest a customized treatment therapy for your condition—and in many cases, we can work with you to identify other treatment partners—such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists or even massage therapists—who will all work together to bring you relief.