TMJ disorder is a broad term used to describe pain, inflammation, or a functional issue with the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. The immediate and chronic symptoms involved in your particular case can help determine the underlying cause as well as other contributing factors. This will in turn help Dr. Victor Zeines to determine the best course of treatment to relieve your TMJ discomfort.
Many people dealing with TMJ disorder complain of an ache near their temples or just in front of the ears. This is often due to chronic muscle tension resulting from clenching the jaw frequently or grinding your teeth. The discomfort can also be heightened by inflammation in the joints.
TMJ disorder symptoms also can include significant discomfort when biting down hard. This can often be related to inflammation that has built up in the joint or the early onset of arthritis in the temporomandibular joints.
It’s important to note that clicking in one of the temporomandibular joints is not a direct symptom of TMJ disorder. In some cases, it can be related to a natural and benign source. However, many people with professionally diagnosed TMJ disorder do also experience some degree of clicking in the joint.
If you live in the Shokan, New York area and you’ve been experiencing TMJ disorder symptoms, you should call 845-657-2322 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Victor Zeines.