Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Staten Island Headaches and Facial Pain

Temporomandibular joint disease (also known as TMJ or TMD) affects 75 million people at any one time. People who suffer from TMJ have a structural imbalance in their jaw-to-skull relationship, caused by a bad bite.

TMJ Disorder Causes:

  • Excessive pressure to be placed on the temporomandibular joint and surrounding tissues, altering their ideal position
  • The jaw to twist into a strained and stressed position affecting the muscles in the face, back, neck and shoulders
  • Chronic headaches and migraines

You may be a candidate for neuromuscular dentistry if you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Cracked, chipped or broken dental restorations
  • Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
  • Pain in teeth that seems to move around
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Facial pain
  • Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
  • Limited movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in your fingers and arms
  • Congestion or stuffiness of the ear

If you recognize any of these symptoms, keep reading!

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