Don’t Ignore TMJ Pain

Don’t Ignore TMJ Pain
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Temporomandibular (TMJ / TMD) related issues can be jaw droppingly painful, and can put a stopper on living a comfortable, social and happy life.

Temporomandibular Disorders can trigger pain in a variety of areas, not just the jaw – and it’s a common mistake for those suffering from TMJ to identify the pain as a sinus problem. With that said, many people go through countless over the counter remedies to absolutely no avail! It’s important to get the right treatment… and most times, a surgical diagnoses is the best way to move forward and find the right solution in coping with your pain. To make things easier for you, here are a few common symptoms to lookout for:

  • Pain in or around the jaw and chewing muscles
  • Pain in the jaw, neck or face
  • Stiff jaw muscles or restricted movement
  • Clicking, popping and or lockjaw
  • Grating on the jaw joint
  • Pain in the cheeks, ear or head

If you think you may be suffering from TMJ, or are having other dental pain – don’t hesitate to call us! Here at Oxford Family Dentist, we can help. Drop by or contact us now to have a chat with our friendly and informative staff.