Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), commonly referred to as “TMJ”, are quite common.
Women of child bearing years are the most affected, but temporomandibular disorders can affect men, and children. The most common clinical symptoms of temporomandibular disorders include:
- Pain in the jaw joint and surrounding structures
- Pain in the face
- Popping or clicking in the jaw joints
- A crunching sound in the jaw joints
- Restricted opening
- Catching or locking of the jaw
- Pain when chewing
- Ear pain without actual ear infection
- A congested feeling in the ears
- Ringing in the ears
Each patient is different and the number, intensity and frequency of TMD symptoms each patient presents with is unique.
Obviously, many of the above symptoms are not specific to temporomandibular disorders. The doctors work closely with your doctor, dentist and other members of the medical/dental community to make sure that the most accurate diagnosis possible for your TMD is made.
If you feel you suffer from TMD, please call our office today to schedule a consultation: (208) 376-3600.