Are you suffering from chronic headaches, earaches or jaw pain?
You may have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, called TMJ disorder.
TMJ is a misalignment of the sensitive jaw joints. This can cause muscles to become stressed, which irritates nerves and leads to symptoms that range from mild to severe.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- Headaches or migraines
- Chronic earaches
- Popping, clicking jaw joints
- Jaw, face, head, neck pain
- Low back pain
- Tingling fingers
- Inability to fully open/close the mouth
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Tooth wear
How we can help: For conservative, effective treatment, your dentist can create a custom oral appliance to correct jaw alignment and relieve nagging symptoms. If you suffer from TMJ symptoms, consult with your dentist to determine whether an oral appliance will relieve your pain.
Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry wants to help you relieve your TMJ symptoms. For more information, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Jon A. Heezen, and we will be in touch with you shortly.