TMJ Symptom Southern California

TMJ Symptom Southern California

Dr. Henry was the third Dentist I tried to help alleviate the pain associated with my TMJ.  My symptoms consisted of a clicking sound with pain in the jaw accompanied by extreme headaches.  Most days consisted of pain relievers to help me function through out the day.  Since I have received corrective treatment from Dr. Henry, all of my symptoms are gone.  I could never thank Dr. Henry and his staff enough.  There professionalism and kindness is unsurpassed.  My only wish is that I had gone to them first.
- Koni
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint located on each side of the face that attaches your skull to your mandible (lower jaw). TMJ disorders are when a number of muscle, joint, and nerve symptoms that are caused by an irritation of the temporomandibular joint. TMJ syndrome is more commonly referred to as lockjaw or jaw popping. Symptoms of TMJ problems include:

  • Clicking, popping or grating sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Pain or difficulty in opening your mouth
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Pressure builds up behind your eyes
  • Tenderness of the jaw
  • Your jaw gets stuck or lock
  • Soreness in the neck or upper back area
  • Earaches

If your teeth are worn down and chipped, and you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms, an incorrect bite or jaw position may be the cause of your discomfort. Here at the Orange Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ disorders are treated through neuromuscular dentistry; a procedure focuses on the muscles that move your jaw. Neuromuscular dentistry utilizes the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place your jaw in its optimal position. This may be the key to relieve the pain and discomfort many people are suffering from. If you feel you are suffering symptoms of TMJ disorder, then contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment.

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Orange Center for Cosmetic Dentistry - Joseph J. Henry, DDS
Joseph J. Henry, D.D.S.