Suffers from temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, know how much pain and distress the disorder can bring. Because there can be many and varied symptoms, TMJ can seem like a problem without a solution. Pain can erupt far away from the jaw, such as the ear or, in some cases, even the eyes.
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You might be wondering whether the pain in your jaw is a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or is it simply a sign that your jaw is tired from being overused. Knowing the reasons behind your jaw pain can help alleviate the pain you might be feeling. For instance, if your jaw is tired, you can ease the pain by massaging your jaw joints, eating softer foods, and avoiding TMJ-stressing activities like yawning, yelling, or singing.
Let’s look at some symptoms that could indicate you have a TMJ disorder.
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Symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder are a nuisance at best, and painful and debilitating at worst. In general, TMJ symptoms arise from stress, damage, exertion or strain upon these joints. As an experienced dentist, Dr. Scott Greenhalgh can determine the specific cause of your symptoms and help you find relief.
Problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) include a range of conditions that affect the muscles of the face and jaw. TMJ can cause debilitating pain and discomfort, interfering with necessary functions of the jaw, such as speaking and chewing. TMJ Symptoms can develop on one or both sides of the jaw.