Common tension headaches affect nearly 90% of the general population. There is another, less popular type of headache that plagues some of the population as well. These headaches are caused by clenching and/or grinding of teeth. This symptom of temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder or TMJ/TMD can be quite painful. Almost one third adults in the country are plagued by this pain. As part of our general dental treatments at Precision Digital Dentistry, Dr. Guojun Ma has the expertise to diagnose and treat TMJ/TMD, relieving the symptoms of the disorder. Simple testing can determine if you are suffering the effects of TMJ/TMD. When diagnosis has been made, Dr. Ma will consult with you and provide you with a treatment plan that will help considerably.
Jaw Pain Symptoms and Treatment
Your road to recovery begins with an assessment to find out exactly what is causing your pain. TMJ/TMD symptoms can include, in addition to headaches, pain and /or ringing in the ear and dizziness. Some people experience neck or shoulder pain with the disorder. Dr. Ma is experienced in treating the different types of TMJ disorders. Once your diagnosis has been made, a treatment plan will be created for you to follow. With diligence and a commitment to keeping up with the prescribed plan, you should begin to feel better.
TMJ/TMD can be disruptive to your life because of the levels of discomfort you must endure. You do not need to miss out on the pleasures of living due to the aches of this disorder. Contact us today to make an appointment with Dr. Ma at Precision Digital Dental. Find out through your assessment what type of treatment plan you need in order to get relief. Get on the road to recovery from the pain of TMJ/TMD, and start living your best life.