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What Is TMD?

TMD stands for temporomandibular disease. The temporomandibular joint is located in the jaw. It acts as a hinge and connects the lower jaw to the skull. It is used every time you speak, laugh, chew, and move your jaw. It allows you to open and close your mouth. We study this joint because it is easily misaligned. Commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked, a subtle misalignment in the temporomandibular joint can be a significant source of head & neck pain. There are many symptoms that can manifest when the temporomandibular joint is out of place, even by the slightest degree.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw, neck and/or shoulders,
  • Pain in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
  • Inability to open the mouth wide
  • Jaw becomes locked or stuck
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Facial swelling
  • Earaches, problems hearing, or ringing in the ears
  • Toothaches

TMD (Jaw Pain) Therapy

If you are experiencing otherwise unexplained neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, or any of the other symptoms listed above, you may have TMD. Luckily there are ways to treat this disease. If you have frequent & severe head or neck pain, you owe it to yourself to investigate our doctor’s life-changing approach to correcting these TMJ problems. We can diagnose the issue and treat you accordingly.