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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

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) 813-2716 to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you find lasting comfort from the painful and limiting symptoms of TMJ.

Why choose
Dr. Tara Hardin?

Dr. Hardin is a Las Vegas Institute Fellow, granted only after a minimum of 278 hours of advanced education and experience in aesthetics, physiologic science, and a comprehensive practical examination. Additionally, she is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an accreditation granted only to those with superior performance and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. These qualifications are compounded by almost two decades of experience and continued education.

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