February 5, 2018

Do you experience almost constant discomfort in your neck, shoulders and head? While there are a number of culprits for these problems, one of the most common to get checked for is a temporomandibular joint disorder. You should see a dentist if the pain lasts for a few days, and you can help your dentist by knowing what other symptoms the pain is accompanied by.

Symptoms of TMD That Go Along With Neck Pain

Neck pain can also be related to cervical spondylosis, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. To tell if your neck pain is related to the joints in your jaw, watch out for these symptoms.

  • Chronic tired feeling in the face
  • Popping or clicking sounds upon opening or closing jaw
  • Jaw becomes locked in either a closed or open position
  • Problems with chewing
  • Lower and upper teeth not fitting together correctly
  • Swelling on one or both sides of the face

Causes of TMD

You can also help your dentist identify a joint disorder by being aware of anything that could have potentially caused it. You should know if you constantly clench or grind your teeth. Clenching (also known as bruxism) puts a lot of pressure on the teeth and jaw, which can lead to joint problems. If you have been diagnosed with arthritis in the past, then you should inform your dental professional of that condition.

Treatment for TMD Is Available

To alleviate all the symptoms of TMJ disorders, the office of Dr. Marko Kamel offers innovative TrueDenta TMD therapy. It is minimally invasive and can help you avoid surgery to resolve your joint issues. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your jaw.



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