TMJ Disorders | Facial Pain & Nerve Injury | Jaw Pain

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

Pain, Symptoms & Treatments

• Pain In The Jaw, Near The Joint
• Popping/Clicking Of The Jaw
• Ear Pain-Ringing Or Popping Sounds
• Headaches/Blurred Vision
• Tight Or Sore Jaw Or Neck Muscles

TMJ Pain Relief

The Temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) can be the source of face pain and jaw soreness.  Patients who suffer from jaw and face soreness are commonly diagnosed with Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). TMJ pain happens when you experience pain in your jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. TMJ can be just a nuisance, but also has the potential to be a life-changing condition.

The exact cause of TMJ pain is very difficult to always know for certain but is frequently caused by a combination of problems like arthritis, jaw injuries and stress.  TMJ conditions are experienced as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that are in charge of chewing and moving of the jaw.   For example, people who habitually clench or grind their teeth, commonly develop TMD.

TMJ Symptoms:

  • Pain in the jaw (near the joint)
  • Tight/sore jaw or neck muscles
  • Popping/clicking of the jaw
  • Ear Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Ringing or Popping sounds in ears
  • Blurred Vision

Treating TMJ or TMD

First Choice Health & Injury’s goal is to offer pain relief by solving the problem. To do this we diagnose your TMJ condition and find the original cause of your pain.

If uncared for TMJ conditions have the potential to grow much more severe. The disorder wears away the jaw disc, which can cause joint displacement. The erosion and displacement will inevitably grow into a degenerative tissue disorder like arthritis.  It is vital to treat TMJ as early as possible to avoid a more severe chronic pain condition.

Call today or request an appointment online. In most cases, we can use non-surgical treatments or therapies to help our patients overcome TMJ.

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