Symptoms of TMD

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Several of the symptoms of TMD occur in and around the jaw.

These include:

  •          Clicking, popping, or grinding noises when opening/closing your mouth or chewing
  •          Painful jaw movements/complete lockjaw
  •          Swelling around the jaw joint

If you notice any of these symptoms, Dr. Scott Young can provide you with a neuromuscular dentistry examination to determine if TMD is the culprit.   If you live in or around Houston, Texas and are suffering from the symptoms of TMD, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry or call (281) 367-5559 to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation with Dr. Scott Young today.

Systemic Symptoms of TMD

While a number of TMD symptoms occur in and around the jaw, several others do not.

These may include:

  •          Generalized facial pain
  •          Chronic headaches and migraines
  •          Neck, shoulder, and back aches
  •          Ear pain and pressure even without infection
  •          Eye pain or pressure

The only way to determine if these symptoms are caused by TMD is with the help of an experienced and qualified neuromuscular dentist. When TMD is the root cause of these types of symptoms, traditional treatments such as medications will be ineffective at reducing their frequency. Only by treating the jaw misalignment can TMD symptoms be reduced and eventually eliminated altogether.   If you are suffering from symptoms related to TMD, please speak with our experienced Houston neuromuscular dentist at Woodlands Premier Dentistry today.

By |July 22nd, 2013|TMJ/TMD|