Have you ever spent time frantically searching the Internet for literature to help you make a self-diagnosis based on particular symptoms? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with daily discomfort without a definitive diagnosis to help you move forward and seek treatment for your concern. In fact, it can be somewhat scary since multiple issues often include similar symptoms. Rather than driving yourself a little bit crazy over a suspicion that you are dealing with TMJ disorder symptoms, we encourage you to visit us for a solid diagnosis. In the meantime, consider the following information to help ease your thoughts. Keep in mind, we offer effective, comfortable treatment to protect your jaw joints.
Consider The Common Symptoms
Though the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder may differ from that of another patient, you can begin to determine whether this issue is affecting you by considering common TMJ disorder symptoms. These may include one or more of the following:
- You suffer from jaw discomfort, which may remain isolated, resulting in sore jaw joints
- You may deal with difficulty chewing because your jaws are sore
- The discomfort in your TMJs may radiate, leading to discomfort in your face, neck, shoulders, back – this can even affect your ears
- You may suffer from chronic headaches as a result of your jaw strain
- If you notice your ears are ringing, this is called tinnitus and is another potential symptom that occurs due to TMJ problems
Visit Us For A Definitive Diagnosis
Even if you identify with common TMJ symptoms, it is important that you visit us for a definitive diagnosis. There are other issues that may also be occurring, such as bruxism (teeth grinding) that we will need to identify and treat as well. We will speak with you about your symptoms and health history and then fully examine your smile for a greater understanding of what’s happening within your jaw joints. If we determine that you are, in fact, dealing with TMJ disorder, we will offer effective, comfortable treatment to alleviate your problem.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our various other locations in Garland, Longview, and Arlington, TX, as well as Bossier City, LA.