When it comes to TMJ disorder, the pain and frustrations are not only numerous but ongoing. Jaw discomfort and headaches plague sufferers during their work day, in the middle of a social outing, and while they’re trying to sleep. Such TMJ pain cannot be relieved with normal painkillers, and many sufferers may not even know what is causing it. Many carry on hoping that the symptoms are temporary and will disappear on their own, but if TMJD is the culprit, there can be no relief until the root cause of the problem is resolved.
Symptoms of TMJ Pain
TMJ disorder affects all patients differently. There is a wide variety of TMJD symptoms including:
- Neck pain
- Jaw pain
- Jaw stiffness
- Popping or clicking jaw
- Buzzing or ringing in the ears
- Ear pain
- Tired facial muscles
- Discomfort while chewing
- Change in dental bite
If you are experiencing multiple of the symptoms above there is a good chance the problem is originating from your TMJ.
You don’t have to keep suffering with TMJD symptoms. You can get proper care and management of symptoms by working with Dr. Poss at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions.
“To me it’s almost like a miracle that I’m sitting here pain free for something that I’ve seen so many people for over the last 20 years of my life.” -Brenda, TMJD Patient
Basic Test for TMJ Disorder
If you’re not sure if you have TMJ disorder, try this test:
- Place a finger over the jaw joint in front of your ear.
- Open your jaw slightly.
- Then open wide until you feel the joint move.
If you hear any clicking or experience any discomfort during this test, you may have TMJ disorder. Come see our experts to get that noise and pain out of your head.
Get Relief From TMJ Symptoms in Brentwood and Murfreesboro
Your TMJ symptoms can be relieved! You don’t have to keep putting up with them. Our caring professionals can give you a customized treatment plan that will resolve the issue and prevent it from coming back. Schedule an appointment with us today to get started. We treat patients from throughout the Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Franklin, TN areas.