Signs and Symptoms of TMD or TMJ Disorder

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While there are many obvious symptoms of TMD or TMJ Disorder, there are many that are commonly overlooked or not considered as related. The job of a neuromuscular dentist or a TMJ specialist is to observe all of your symptoms and signs and look for a relationship with your TMJ pain, stress levels, and or other health concerns. Below is a list of just a few of the more common signs and symptoms of TMD that we look for during a TMJ pain exam.

Clinching or grinding teeth
Limited mouth opening, jaw joint pain, jaw joint clicking
Back, neck or shoulder pain
Ear congestion
Dizziness or vertigo
Ringing in the ears
Loose teeth or sensitive teeth
Facial Pain
Tingling of fingertips
Imbalanced head or neck posture issues
Difficulty closing the mouth or chewing
Irregular bite
Difficulty swallowing

Again, this is an abbreviated list of the signs and symptoms of TMD or TMJ disorder. When you come for your TMD evaluation we will run through a full list of potential symptoms with you to help you understand your condition. If you feel you have any of these symptoms or any other issues that you would like to speak to me about please give me a call so we can set up a TMJ / TMD consultation to see if neuromuscular dentistry is right for you.

Signs and Symptoms of TMD or TMJ Pain

Here is a brief video covering the signs and symptoms of TMD and TMJ disorders:

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Dr. Sherry Tsai is a leader in TMJ Pain Relief using Neuromuscular Dentistry, Orthotics and Non-invasive Therapies

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Millbrae CA 94030

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