Millions of Americans are affected by temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ or TMD. This condition can make the tasks of talking, chewing, and yawning extremely uncomfortable because of the pain that is caused due to dysfunction in the jaw joint. For those suffering from TMJ, a neuromuscular dentistry specialist can help alleviate your symptoms. If you live in or around the Las Vegas are and are looking for relief from your TMJ symptoms, contact Drs. Chin Dentistry at (702) 445-7075 to schedule a consultation.
The most common symptom that someone with TMJ may experience is pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint. Additional symptoms may include:
- Pain or tenderness of the jaw
- Stiffness of the jaw muscle
- Locking jaw joint (making it difficult to open or close your mouth)
- Aching pain in and around your ear
- Radiating pain in the jaw, face, or neck
- Difficulty chewing
Every case does not require treatment, but if your jaw makes a clicking sound or you feel a grating sensation it’s important to consult with your dentist for treatment options. If TMJ is left untreated it can lead to:
- Sleep disturbance or insomnia
- Teeth grinding
- Serious jaw problems
- Inner ear problems
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort from TMJ, don’t wait until it gets worse. Our experienced dentists will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and help establish a treatment plan best suited for you. If you live in or around the Las Vegas area, contact Drs. Chin Dentistry at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your TMJ consultation today.