There can be several symptoms indicatingTMJ, many of which can be similar to those caused by other oral and systemic issues. These similarities can cause some people to overlook TMJ as a possible cause, resulting in long-term discomfort and an increased difficulty treating this common condition.
Columbus, Ohio neuromuscular dentist Dr. Sheridan can detect TMJ based both on your symptoms and his evaluations, helping restore alignment to your jaw and relieve TMJ symptoms for good.
Common Symptoms of TMJ
Some symptoms of TMJ will point directly to a misaligned jaw joint. These include
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Pain, soreness, or tenderness around the jaw
- Limited jaw mobility or complete lockjaw
- Swelling around the jaw
Other symptoms of TMJ can be less obvious, but can include:
- Earache without infection
- Neck, shoulder, or back pain
- Facial asymmetry
- Tooth and gum sensitivity
If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms, Dr. Sheridan can determine if TMJ is the culprit and customize a TMJ treatment option to address your specific concerns.