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TMJ problems are most common in women of child bearing years, but TMJ disorders can affect men, and children.
The most common symptoms of TMJ disorders include:
Pain in the jaw joint and surrounding structures
Pain in the face
Popping or clicking in the jaw joints
A crunching sound in the jaw joints
Catching or locking of the jaw
Pain when chewing
Ear pain without actual ear infection
A congested feeling in the ears
Ringing in the ears
Each patient is different and the number, intensity and frequency of TMJ symptoms each patient presents with is unique.
Obviously, many of the above symptoms are not specific to TMJ disorders. Dr. Wilson works closely with your doctor, dentist and other members of the medical/dental community to make sure that the most accurate diagnosis possible for your TMJ is made.
If you feel you suffer from TMJ, please CALL our office today to schedule a consultation. We are here to HELP!!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ is short for the temporomandibular joint. When issues occur with this joint, it can cause a range of disorders known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD for short.
What are the effects?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a disorder that leads to intense facial pains. Women who are of childbearing age are most commonly affected, but TMD can affect men and children as well.
What is the cause?
The exact causes of this disorder are unknown. However, it can manifest in painful and uncomfortable symptoms. Here at the Center for Sleep Apnea & TMJ, we treat a range of patients who suffer from TMD.