Patients suffering from TMJ disorders may experience any of the following symptoms:
- Pain that travels through the face, jaw, or neck
- Stiff jaw muscles
- Limited movement or locking of the jaw
- Painful clicking or popping in the jaw
- A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, and opening/closing mouth
- Ringing in the ears, headaches, earaches, or dizziness
To prevent a relapse of symptoms, patients should take prescribed medications, undergo necessary corrective dental treatment or surgery, wear appropriate orthodontic appliances such as splints, avoid eating hard food, grinding teeth, or chewing gum, manage muscle stress and tension by massaging and exercising the jaw, and apply heat or cold to the muscles of the jaw.
Those who suffer from TMJ syndrome will find options like medication, Botulinum toxin injections, Prolotherapy, PRP for chronic pain, PRF for chronic pain relief, Biofeedback, and psychotherapy when they come to our office for help.