TMJ, sometimes known as TMD, is the acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder. This name refers to not one but literally dozens of disorders that can impact the proper alignment of the jaw, an issue that may result in symptoms such as:
- Clicking, popping, or grinding noises when opening and shutting the mouth
- Pain or swelling around the jaw joint
- Lockjaw or limits to jaw movement
These issues should be brought to the attention of Tarrytown neuromuscular dentist Dr. Wanda Mejia for a thorough TMJ evaluation. Prompt treatment can be very effective at eliminating discomfort and restoring alignment to your jaw.
Other Symptoms of TMJ
Not all symptoms of TMJ occur in the immediate area of the jaw. Other symptoms of this disorder include:
- Facial, neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Ear ringing or pain without the presence of infection
- Sinus pressure
- Digestive disorders
- Changes to your posture
These symptoms may indicate TMJ, but are often mistaken for other medical problems. With a TMJ evaluation at our Tarrytown office, jaw misalignment be detected and appropriate treatment options can be discussed.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of TMJ in Tarrytown or surrounding areas of New York, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown to schedule a neuromuscular evaluation today.