TMJ treatment addresses chronic head and neck pain caused by TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome. Many people suffer from this but they assume it’s only a bad case of migraine that’s why it’s often overlooked and treated incorrectly.
TMJ pain can have a major impact to your everyday life – how you interact with others and how you perform. Head and neck pain caused by TMJ can be very bad and can often worsen by feeling unable to find a solution.
What are the symptoms of TMJ?
The symptoms can be very severe and weakening. Aside from severe head and neck pain, you can also experience toothaches, earaches, ringing ears, back pain or clicking of jaw joints. Patients sometimes say they notice some changes in their hearing, becoming more sensitive to light or sound and also feel some numbness in their hands or feet.
Most people suffer from these problems to some extent – with the severity of symptoms ranging from mild and in wide intervals to severe and long-lasting. Only a small percentage of TMJ sufferers need treatment and most of those who require treatment can be helped without going under dental surgery.
TMJ pain is the result of spasms in the muscles of your head and neck. Your body attempts to function normally but cannot do so because of the misalignment between your teeth and jaw joints. Accidents and injuries to the head, neck or jaw joint are sure triggers of TMJ.
If you are suffering from any of these issues and want to find an effective solution, call your trusted dentist in La Grange, Dr. Qureshi. Scheduled an appointment and we can help you reduce or eliminate the problem.