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Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ & TMD)

How do I know if I have TMD?Common symptoms include:

  • Clicking and popping of the jaw joints
  • Jaw pain
  • Teeth clenching
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Visual disturbances
  • Earaches
  • Ear stuffiness
  • Facial pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Persistent ringing in the ears

Most patients arrive at a diagnosis of TMD by default, their doctors simply rule out everything else. Many of the patients I see have typically exhausted every other avenue of treatment general medicine has to offer. It’s no wonder the patients become so frustrated. Many of these symptoms are so common it is easy to understand why TMD is often called great imposter. Treatment of these diverse symptoms requires an in-depth understanding of neuromuscular dentistry and the use of sophisticated equipment to accurately diagnose and treat each individual patient.