Is your jaw sore? Do you have headaches? Do you hear a clicking sound in your head when you move your mouth? These may be signs of an issue with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This is your jaw joint, and it can be the source of some uncomfortable problems.
TMJ problems are not easily diagnosed. The clinical term for these problems is TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. The symptoms of TMD are often misattributed to other issues you think you may have. The pain you feel may seem more like a toothache. You might think that the headaches are from stress. Dr. Duffield will be able to diagnose whether your problems are from a joint issue or some other cause.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
TMD is tricky because there are many different things that can cause this condition. Trauma to muscles in the joint are believed to be one of the causes. Other causes believed to result in TMD are:
Symptoms Of TMD/TMJ
There are many symptoms of this disorder, and they oftentimes are mistaken for other ailments. Possible symptoms are:
Other symptoms that may be attributed to an issue with your temporomandibular joint include toothaches and earaches, as well as others.
Duffield Dentistry offers several treatment options to help alleviate the issues associated with TMD. Those options include:
Dr. Lawrence Duffield is ready to help you with this condition. The first step is to schedule an appointment to diagnose the problem. If it is TMD/TMJ, Dr. Duffield will begin to work up a treatment plan to address your specific issues. Call our Royal Oak, MI office at 248-721-4502 to schedule your appointment. You are also welcome to leave us a message using the online form. Someone will contact you shortly.
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