Do You Have Painful Headaches? You Might Have TMD
If you are constantly suffering from painful headaches, neck pain, or jaw pain, you might have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) and not even know it. At Metroplex Dental at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, our dental team can diagnose and help to relieve your symptoms so that you can stop suffering.
The Temporomandibular Joint works to attach your lower jaw to your skull, and can often become misaligned. Headaches can sometimes correlate with a stiff jaw so if you are one of these people, you may be suffering from a disorder relating to this joint called TMJ.
Our trained TMJ specialist at Metroplex Dental in Burnaby will analyze the alignment between your bite and jaw, and if your signs and symptoms match, you may be suffering from TMJ. There are things you can do at home to alleviate your pain and the team at Metroplex Dental will teach you a variety of techniques.
The follow are some signs and symptoms of TMJ:
-a sore or painful jaw that worsens when you first wake up or around midday
-pain when you chew, bite or yawn
-popping sounds when you move your mouth
-difficulty opening or closing your mouth
-if your jaw locks or is difficult to move
-an aching ear without infection
-and the most common symptom: headache and a painful jaw
To find out more about TMJ, come in for an evaluation at Metroplex Dental at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby.