TMJ Treatment An Overview
“TMJ” has become the catch-all term used to describe a range of symptoms that are the result of a bite disorder, or temporomandibular disorder (TMD). The variety of causes, wide ranging symptoms and complexity of the masticatory system can make diagnosis and treatment of TMJ challenging for both dentist and patient. Dr. Tufa works with patients who suffer from the common signs of a bite disorder on an individual basis to identify and address underlying dental problems and possible structural concerns related to the jaw joints for the best possible outcome and relief from discomfort.
Common Symptoms of TMJ
Patients with TMJ often experience one or more of these common symptoms:
- Jaw pain, clicking or popping jaw
- Frequent headaches, temporal pain
- Difficulty chewing comfortably
- Ear pain, ringing in the ears
- Neck, shoulder pain or tension
If you experience any of these symptoms or are concerned that you may have a bite disorder, discuss your concerns with Dr. Tufa at your next dental appointment or schedule a consultation to evaluate your oral health. Prompt and effective treatment can often avoid permanent joint damage.