All you need to know about Temporomandibular Dysfunction, TMD
Most Common Signs and Symptoms of TMD:
- TMJ Pain
- TMJ Noise such as clicking, popping or cracking
- Limited Opening or Range of Motion of the Jaw
- Ear Congestion
- Tinnitus or Ringing in Ears
- Facial Pain (Nonspecific)
- Otalgia (Pain in Ears)
You may be bothered by popping or clicking sound during opening and closure of your jaw, along with limited opening that may be accompanied by pain and soreness. Some even experience “locked jaw”.
These are common symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, experienced by 15% of American adults, especially women. Other signs could be grinding your teeth, severe headaches for no apparent reason, dizziness, swelling on the side of the face, neck and shoulder discomfort, occasional ringing in the ears, or tooth pain or sensitivity that is hard to locate precisely.
Patients suffering from TMD are unable to eat and maintain the daily function of their jaw. Fortunately, Wilshire Smile Studio in Los Angeles specializes in treating TMD, giving patients relief from the symptoms, while dealing with the root causes.