TMJ/TMD Treatment

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TMJ/TMD Treatment

Although it is commonly called TMJ, that term actually means Temporomandibular Joint – or your jaw joint. The more accurate term is TMD or Temporomandibular Disorder, and that refers to a broad array of symptoms that can arise from an issue in how the lower jaw functions and rests. The symptoms number in the hundreds and don’t all affect people equally and has made accurate and consistent diagnosis of the condition very difficult and in fact, poorly understood by the dental profession as well as physicians and other health care modalities. Some common symptoms include:

  • ‘Migraine’ pain
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Back, neck, cervical pain
  • Postural problems (forward head posture)
  • Pain in the face
  • Headaches (tension type)
  • Pain behind the eyes – dagger and ice pick feelings
  • Multiple bites that feels uncomfortable or, “off,” and continually changing
  • Clenching/bruxing
  • Tender sensitive teeth to cold
  • Deviation of the jaw to one side
  • The jaw locking open or closed
  • Ringing in the ears, ear pain, and ear congestion
  • Sinus like symptoms
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Visual Disturbances
  • Tingling in fingers and hands
  • Insomnia -difficulty sleeping

Hidden underneath these symptoms are generally a negative impact on the blood flow to the brain as well as diminished airway and often night-time sleep problems.