TMJ can refer to any number of conditions impacting the proper alignment of the jaw. Due to this, symptoms of TMJ can vary widely from one patient to the next. Many patients with TMJ will experience issues such as:
- Pain and swelling around the jaw joint
- Difficulties opening and shutting the mouth
- Clicking, popping, or grinding noises when chewing
- Increased tooth sensitivity
These issues seem to point directly to jaw misalignment, but may also be caused by another oral health issue. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, our Cincinnati dentists encourage you to come to our office for a TMJ diagnostic appointment to determine if misalignment is the cause.
To schedule your neuromuscular evaluation at our Cincinnati office, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry online or by calling (513) 234-5531. Located in Cincinnati, we welcome patients from Dayton and surrounding areas of Ohio as well as nearby communities in Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.
Other TMJ Symptoms
In addition to symptoms occurring directly in and around the jaw, TMJ may produce symptoms that seem entirely unrelated to misalignment. These include:
- Pain in and around the ears
- Tinnitus (ear ringing)
- Chronic headaches
- Pain or pressure behind the eyes
- Sinus pressure and congestion
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
TMJ may also contribute to vertigo, impact proper digestion, and alter the posture of people who suffer from it. Sadly, because these symptoms do not always seem to point to TMJ, it is not uncommon for people to seek other medical treatments that serve to mask discomfort, but fail to correct the root cause of the problem. Unless alignment is restored however, no real lasting comfort will be found. Our Cincinnati neuromuscular dentists utilize advanced diagnostics to detect TMJ and offer swift and effective treatments to prevent the recurrence of its symptoms.
TMJ Treatment may consist of pain medications, physical therapy, jaw exercises and massage, customized orthotics, and restorative procedures. The best way to learn which combination of these treatments is ideal for your needs is through a comprehensive evaluation with one of our Cincinnati neuromuscular dentists. Please call us at (513) 234-5531 to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you find lasting comfort from the painful and limiting symptoms of TMJ.