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Do you suffer from frequent headaches, neck and shoulder pain, or earaches? Are you having difficulty pinpointing the cause of your frustrating symptoms?
Many individuals who are suffering from TMJ disorder have no idea where their symptoms are coming from. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, or TMD, occurs when the jaw is misaligned. The jaw places stress on the surrounding muscles, leading to pain and other symptoms.
At Expressions Dental Care, we diagnose and treat TMJ with state-of-the-art services and technology. Patients can say goodbye to TMJ pain, find headache relief, and regain their functional bite.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder is frequently misdiagnosed as other health conditions because of its diverse symptoms. TMJ disorder symptoms may include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck and shoulders pain
- Pain or fatigue in the facial muscles
- Tooth sensitivity
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Jaw making clicking or popping sounds
- Jaw pain or limited movement in the jaw
Causes of TMJ Disorder
There are many reasons why TMD may develop, including:
- Bite misalignment (overbite, underbite, crossbite)
- Overcrowded teeth
- Teeth clenching or grinding
- Gaps between teeth or missing teeth
- Poor posture
- Improper tongue position
- Jaw stress from diet, yawing, etc.
- Jaw trauma
- Tooth erosion
Treatment for TMD
Once TMD is diagnosed, Dr. John Han can provide you with a custom-fit oral appliance that will adjust your bite and improve your TMJ. Our TMJ treatment will be customized to meet your unique needs.
Your personalized appliance should be worn according to the instructions given to you by Dr. Han. The appliance will improve the way your bite sits, and will prevent you from straining the sensitive muscles in the jaw. Your symptoms will fade while your bite returns to its optimal position.
There is only one way to know for sure whether TMD is causing your symptoms. Contact Dr. John Han at Expressions Dental Care today to schedule your evaluation and find out if TMJ treatment can help you.