TMJ vs. TMD

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

TMJ and TMD are used interchangeably as acronyms for temporomandibular joint disorder. In some cases, TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint alone, though this is a much less common usage. No matter which acronym you prefer, TMD/TMJ is an often painful condition that can have far-reaching systemic consequences unless properly diagnosed and treated by a neuromuscular dentist. 
Symptoms of TMD/TMJ
Indications that you are suffering from TMD/TMJ include:
·         Jaw pain or swelling
·         Clicking, popping, or grinding noises in the jaw joint
·         Difficulties chewing
·         Headaches and facial pain
·         Pressure in the sinuses and behind the eyes
·         Ear ringing or pain without the presence of infection
These symptoms may occur alone or in combination – in either instance they should be brought to the attention of an experienced neuromuscular dentist. 

Oklahoma City TMD/TMJ Dentist

Oklahoma City neuromuscular dentist Dr. Terry Bass has over 25 years of experience helping men and women achieve optimal comfort through targeted TMD/TMJ treatments. Using a combination of advanced technology and hands-on evaluation, Dr. Bass can detect TMJ, determine its extent, and tailor a treatment option that will meet your specific needs.

To schedule your TMD/TMJ treatment evaluation at our Oklahoma City office, please contact Terry Bass, DDS today.