Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
Posted on 1/20/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Temporomandibular Disorder, TMD, is a pain disorder that causes pain in your temporomandibular joint and decreased mobility throughout those joints. TMD can be caused by trauma to the teeth or jaws, grinding your teeth, teeth that are out of alignment, or other teeth or jaw issues.
With TMD comes many signs and symptoms and depending on the severity, you will likely need to seek treatment from an oral surgeon for treatment of the disorder. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are suffering from TMD, consider your symptoms and level of pain when making your decision.
Symptoms of TMD
It can be difficult to know whether or not the symptoms you are experiencing are truly associated with TMD, as there are many symptoms that can be common pain or symptoms of another problem.
TMD often brings about pain in the area of your jaw and face, which can be accompanied by hearing a clicking noise when you open or close your mouth. You might even feel that your jaw is getting stuck or is difficult to open and close your mouth, leaving your jaw muscles feeling tight.
Visual signs of TMD can include swelling of the face or mouth or a change in the fitting of your lower and upper teeth. Other common symptoms of TMD can include pain in the ears and eyes, headaches, or a feeling of pressure in the eyes and ears.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have any concern that it might be TMD, it is very important that you seek treatment and a proper diagnosis of your symptoms.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (602) 842-4864 today.
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