Symptoms of TMJThe American Dental Association reports that approximately 15% of all adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of TMJ, which can lead to acute discomfort and long-term damage.
Some of the Common Signs of TMJ Include:
- A dull, aching pain below the ear
- Ringing of the ears
- Headaches that can vary in intensity
- Clicking or popping sound while moving the jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Feeling your jaw "just doesn't fit right"
- Neck Pain
If left untreated, TMJ can often lead to arthritis and chronic pain in the jaw and can cause irreversible damage to the nerves, cartilage, and tendons in the mouth. It's important to address conditions like TMJ as soon as possible so that your long-term dental and physical health isn't compromised. If you are in pain, contact Drs. Mann and Dolfi today.