What Is a TMJ Disorder?
While many people refer to jaw popping and pain as simply TMJ, your TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. Everybody has two TMJs on either side of their head, located near the ears. A temporomandibular disorder, or TMD, is an issue with these joints.
The Causes of TMDs
There is no one cause of a TMD and because the joint is a complex area, there are many factors that can affect your TMJ. Some of the known or theorized causes of a TMD include disk erosion, disk displacement, cartilage damage, arthritis, and damage to the joint.
Symptoms of a TMD
The most common symptoms of a TMD are:
- A sore jawbone joint
- Inflammation in the jawbone or joint
- Neck and shoulder pain
- An aching face or jaw
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
If you experience these symptoms, call our Texas dental office at (512) 892-8822 so we can schedule an appointment for you to see Dr. Goehring. Treating your TMD as soon as possible is important because the disorder can worsen over time.
Comfortable TMJ Treatment
Surgery is usually not necessary to treat TMDs and is only used as a last resort when all other treatment options have been attempted.
Treat Your TMJ With Dr. Goehring
Jaw pain throughout your day isn’t normal and you can live without it. Dr. Goehring will work with you to find the TMJ treatment that best suits you.
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