Temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ) is a chronic, degenerative disease that may take years to develop.This condition puts excessive pressure on the joints and surrounding tissues, twisting the jaw into an unnatural, tensed position. Often a popping or clicking sound can actually be heard when a TMJ sufferer chews.
Muscles in the face, back, neck and shoulders may also be affected, leading to symptoms that range from headaches to numbness in the hands.
You may be a candidate for neuromuscular dentistry if you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis:
- Headaches or migraines
- Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
- Neck, shoulder, facial or back pain
- Numbness in your fingers and arms
- Congestion or stuffiness of the ears
- Worn, chipped or cracked teeth and restorations
- Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
Following treatment with Dr. Hart to correct TMJ, most patients experience a significant lessening to a complete cessation of symptoms. Imagine living headache free after enduring the pain for years! And as an added bonus, most patients also report positive aesthetic results – some are even asked if they’ve had a facelift. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart!