Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) commonly has symptoms such as:
· Clicking, popping, or grinding noises when opening and closing the mouth
· Pain around the jaw joint
· Swelling of jaw muscles
If you are suffering from these symptoms Oklahoma City TMJ dentist Dr. Terry Bass can provide a neuromuscular examination to determine the most effective course of treatment.
Other Symptoms of TMJ
In addition to TMJ symptoms that occur in the jaw, some symptoms of this common problem may seem unrelated to the temporomandibular joint.
Issues that should be brought to the attention of our Oklahoma City TMJ dentist include:
· Frequent migraine-style headaches
· Chronic facial pain
· Ear ringing or pain without the presence of infection
· Nasal or ocular pressure
· Persistent neck, shoulder, and backaches
These symptoms may occur with other TMJ symptoms, but can also be the only indication of a problem. If they are persistent, Dr. Bass can perform a neuromuscular dental evaluation to detect TMJ. If jaw misalignment is the cause of your symptoms, our Oklahoma City dentist can customize a TMJ treatment that relieves symptoms by addressing the underlying problem.
To learn more about Oklahoma City TMJ treatments, please contact Terry Bass, DDS for a neuromuscular dental examination.