A Painful or Clicking Jaw Could Be Symptoms of TMJ / TMD
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints that are in front of the ear on both sides of the jaw. TMJ disorders are referred to as TMD, where the “d” stands for “dysfunction.”
Symptoms of TMD include:
- Loss of hearing
- Headaches, earaches and migraines
- Discomfort when biting and chewing
- Pain, aching or tenderness in the jaw/face
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Difficulty opening the mouth
- Grating, popping or clicking sounds in the jaw.
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TMJ symptoms have numerous causes, says Dr. Heidari, and before a treatment can be prescribed, patients must be certain of the cause in their particular case. One common cause is arthritis caused by teeth grinding. Another is a displaced disc between the socket and jawbone. Our skilled team of dental professionals analyzes your jaw to determine the cause of your condition.
Treatment can range from nonsurgical options such as anti-inflammatory drugs and bite plates to surgical procedures for more complex TMJ related issues.
If you are having difficulty opening your mouth, have pain in your jaw or , you may have a TMJ / TMD disorder . Please call our San Jose dental office at 408.999.0444 or send an email to Info@SerenityDentistry.com to schedule an appointment and get relief now.
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Our Dental office Serving Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View
If you are in or around Palo Alto, please visit our Palo Alto TMJ / TMD page or call our office at 650.327.7525. We’re happy to answer any of your questions.
Our Dental Office Serving in Aptos, Santa Cruz, Soquel and Capitola
We also offer TMJ / TMD relief in Aptos, Santa Cruz, Capitola and Soquel. Please visit our Aptos, Santa Cruz TMJ / TMD page or call our office there at 831.688.6531 for more information.