Posted: February 9, 2013
Jaw pain is one of the most common symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), a common condition that can result in worsening discomfort and other dental problems.
The Hoboken neuromuscular dentists at Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates have extensive success treating the source and relieving the pain of TMJ/TMD. If you suffer from chronic headaches and jaw pain that have otherwise defied explanation or treatment, we may be able to help.
Though millions of Americans suffer from TMJ/TMD, it is commonly misdiagnosed because it shares symptoms with many other conditions. Most people with TMJ/TMD experience multiple symptoms, the most common of which are migraine-like headaches and jaw pain.
Other symptoms of TMJ/TMD include:
- Jaw sticking or locking
- Jaw popping or clicking
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
- Difficulty biting and chewing
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
TMJ/TMD is most often the result of a misaligned jaw or bite condition known as malocclusion. There are a number of TMJ/TMD treatment options available; the treatment that’s right for you will depend on your unique condition.
If you would like to learn more about TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment, please contact Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates to schedule your personal consultation. Our neuromuscular dentists welcome patients from the Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark areas.