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What is TMJ and do I have it?

Pain and health related problems associated with disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint, or the jaw, are commonly referred to as TMJ/TMD. These problems that arise may seem mysterious to you but they luckily can be treated by the growing number of healthcare practitioners who are qualified to diagnose and treat Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD).

Many patients live for years with TMD and only seek treatment once they can no longer bear the pain. In others, TMD can be caused by trauma to the head, neck, or jaw region and symptoms can appear quickly. In both these cases, the symptoms are relatively similar, and both follow a natural progression, so it is best to reach out for treatment sooner rather than later. Here is what you should look for.

Some of the symptoms of TMJ/TMD include: 

  • Pain or tenderness of the jaw
  • Pain in and around your ears
  • Pain in your temporomandibular joints
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
  • Aching facial or Myofascial pain
  • Headaches
  • Locking of your joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
  • Toothaches

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