Many people experience signs and symptoms of health issues, but cannot determine the cause. This is especially true of TMJ. Symptoms of TMJ can mimic other health conditions, and even lifestyle factors. You may believe you have an earache, arthritis, or reactions to stress and cold weather. Your symptoms are letting you know you need to visit a dentist.
One sign of TMJ is pain anywhere in the head or face. Although head and facial pain can be signs of other health conditions, TMJ is definitely one possibility. This joint disorder is not limited to pain in the jaw. You can also experience headaches, earaches, and pain in other parts of your face or head.
If you have TMJ, you may also be experiencing problems with the jaw itself. You may be having difficulties with chewing, eating, yawning, or when you open and close your mouth. You may hear sounds coming from your jaw, such as clicking or popping.
Your teeth may appear to be in perfect condition, and your gums may seem healthy. The absence of common oral health problems does not mean you cannot have this joint disorder. If left uncorrected, it can be extremely difficult to live with TMJ.
You may be experiencing one or more of these issues, and do not know the cause. A visit to Stoner Periodontic Specialists is the first step toward better health. As temporomandibular joint disorder is a dental issue, even your family physician may miss the signs.
An accurate diagnosis is the first step to relief. When you have effective treatment for TMJ, it can change your life. You do not have to continue suffering from undiagnosed pain, discomfort, and annoyance. Your condition can be treated, and you can feel good again. Comfort and health start by having your symptoms evaluated.