Understanding TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a common condition that affects millions of people from children to adults.  It’s generally defined as chronic inflammation causing discomfort to the jaw or skull area and can cause extreme pain and headaches.

Some symptoms associated with TMJ include:

  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Popping or clicking when opening mouth
  • Dull pain in the face
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Hearing loss
  • Migraine
  • Tenderness in the jaw
  • Inability to open and close mouth
  • Tinnitus
  • Neck and shoulder pain

There are many ways to relieve this type of discomfort, and even procedures to permanently fix the issue.  It’s important to look into Miami sedation dentistry if you have any of these symptoms and think you may benefit from a consultation to explore the possibility of the common TMJ.