TMJ Disorder Treatment in Norwood
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If you struggle with ongoing jaw pain or stiffness that makes your daily routine unbearable, you could have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The TMJ may be small, but when it malfunctions it can have a tremendous impact on simple activities such as chewing or speaking.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to discuss your symptoms and take the first step toward much-needed pain relief and rehabilitation.
What is Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)?
The TMJ is a “ball and socket” joint located on either side of your head. It connects your lower jawbone (the mandible) to the temporal bone at the side of your skull, with a disc of cartilage to cushion the two bones. Your TMJ allows you to make the motions needed to chew, speak and yawn.
TMJ disorder, or TMD, may be caused or worsened by factors like trauma, genetics, stress or chronic teeth grinding or clenching.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Signs that suggest you may have developed TMD include the following:
- Chronic jaw pain
- Audible clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth
- Pain when chewing
- Face, neck or shoulder pain
- Limited movement or locking of the jaw
- Earaches and ringing in the ears
- Chronic locked jaw
How TMJ Disorder is Diagnosed and Treated
TMD is diagnosed with a comprehensive exam, a discussion of your medical history and a range of painless tests. If it is confirmed that you have TMD, the doctors will develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve the function of your TMJ.
Contact Us for a Consultation
You don’t have to suffer the pain of TMD any longer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Liakos to discuss your symptoms and pursue an official diagnosis. Call or email our Norwood office today to request an appointment.