January 25, 2016

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a condition in which the jaw muscles and nerves are injured. It can cause pain when chewing, headaches, and swelling, and it tends to be very uncomfortable. Although TMJ responds well to home remedies like ice packs, massages of the jaw and neck, and anti-inflammatory drugs, there are many things that your general dentist in Dallas, TX can do to help alleviate the symptoms. If you are experiencing a number of symptoms of TMJ, then you should make an appointment with our office to discuss your options for TMJ treatment.

Symptoms of TMJ

There are many symptoms of TMJ which can go undiagnosed as a jaw problem. Besides experiencing pain when chewing and biting, here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if you should ask your dentist about TMJ:

  • Are you having frequent attacks of dizziness?
  • Are your jaws tight or do they ache after eating?
  • When you wake up, is your face sore?
  • When you chew, do you hear popping or clicking noises from your jaw?
  • When you are frustrated or stressed, do you clench your teeth or grind them together?
  • Are your teeth crowded or crooked, or maybe you have an overbite?
  • Do you have bruxism, or grinding of the teeth when you’re asleep?
  • Do you have a number of headaches which have not been explained?
  • Do you have pain in your ears?
  • Have you ever had a jaw injury or whiplash?
  • Has your doctor suggested you might have TMJ or TMD?
  • Are the above symptoms creating a decreased energy level or affecting your quality of life?

Make an Appointment Today

Dr. Michael Neeley DDS, PA and his team want to offer you advanced dental care. Call 866-910-5181 to make your initial appointment with our office to get TMJ treatment to feel better and enjoy life again. You don’t have to simply manage your pain when you find a way to treat the issue.



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