Suffering from headaches, sleep apnea or ringing in the ears? These are just some symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD or TMJ).
Millions of Americans are affected by TMD each year, and the symptoms are typically misdiagnosed, prolonging the suffering of patients. Here at San Antonio Dental Center, we are experts in neuromuscular dentistry. Our skilled professionals can craft personalized treatments for your TMJ case, and help align your jaws and alleviate your pains.
Most symptoms of TMJ occur in the facial area, but the following may also be attributed to TMD:
- Migraine or cluster headaches
- Pain in neck, back, shoulders or behind the eyes
- Problems with head posture
- Ringing sound in the ears
Your temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. This is a very sensitive area and can easily become inflamed or mal-adjusted. Be wary of activities that have directly led to the irritation of the TMJ such as: nail biting, ingesting large bites of food, hyper extension of the jaw, sleeping on your stomach, nail grinding or clenching.
Call today to schedule a consultation or an appointment for customized TMD and TMJ dental treatments with our friendly neuromuscular professionals!