How to get relief from the pain and discomfort of your jaw joint dysfunction
Symptoms Of TMJ Disorder Nolene
Signs, Symptoms And Cause Of TMJ Disorder
What Are The Symptoms Of TMJ?
Whilst the actual cause of a TMJ disorder is often unknown, there are many contributing factors that can lead to or aggravate the joint. Because some other conditions can cause similar symptoms to TMJ, it is important for your Dental Specialist to diagnose the source of the jaw pain first.
Because the temporomandibular joints are complex structures containing muscles, tendons, and bones, many people we treat often say they would have three-quarters of these signs and symptoms at some point or another.
These symptoms below are best described by the patients themselves.
I just woke up and my jaw was locked and can’t open my mouth
I have pain in my ear and feels like someone poking a pen or screwdriver into my ear
I feel as though I can’t hold my face up any longer
I have had clicking in the jaw for years
I have suffered migraines and headaches for more than 30 years
I am extremely tired and exhausted from my facial muscles holding up my face
I want to go out and have dinner with friends and family and not eat like a horse
My teeth don’t feel as though they fit together properly
My jaw dislocates when I eat
I get dizzy a lot
I grind my teeth at night
I clench my jaw in my sleep
My face is swollen on one side
My jaw is tender to touch
I can’t bite an apple or eat steak
I just went deaf all of a sudden without any cold virus or symptoms of ear infection
I have pain in my shoulder and back of neck
How many these following symptoms listed below can you relate to?
Injuries from Whiplash – Clenching of Teeth – Misaligned fillings – Crooked Teeth
What Are The Causes Of TMD?
Probably the most common causes of TMD consists of:
Missing teeth and clenching or grinding teeth at night which, in most occasions, is linked to stress
Physical stress that creates tension in the jaw muscles
Sometimes dislocations occur of the TMJ through injuries and
Mis-alignment of teeth during growth or after major dental treatment
Incorrectly fitted or shaped dental fillings
Incorrectly designed crowns or bridges
Arthritis in the joint
Trauma or whiplash injuries
The good news is….there is help out there. There are 3 steps in this process.