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TMJ Disorder

The Pain Is Real

TMJ is orthopedic in nature. It can involve your jaw muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even your jaw joints themselves.

What you need to know about TMJ Disorder

What are common symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

If you have a TMJ Disorder, you may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pain, soreness, or tightness in your jaw muscles
  • Pain directly in front of the ear over your jaw joints
  • Jaw pain when you eat or whenever you move your jaw
  • Limited jaw motion, often called lockjaw
  • A feeling that your jaw is out of whack or your bite has changed
  • Clicking, popping, or gravelly sounds coming from your jaw joints
  • Clenching your teeth during the day
  • Teeth clenching and grinding while you’re asleep
  • Sore teeth when you wake up in the morning
  • Headaches in your temples

What are some less-common symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

  • Unexplained ear pain
  • Ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
  • Clogged ears or a feeling of pressure in your ears
  • Persistent neck pain (particularly when you get up in the morning)
  • Tooth pain that is hard to diagnose or doesn’t respond to treatment
  • Altered sensations in your face and jaw

What are common treatments for TMJ Disorder?

Common treatments for TMJ-TMD can include muscle massage, exercises, medications, physical therapy or chiropractic care, relaxation techniques, intra-oral appliances, muscle and joint therapeutic injections, and/or BOTOX®. In rare cases, an alteration to the surface of a tooth or a change to how your teeth come together is needed.

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