What You Need To Know: TMJ

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. This is a very important responsibility! It can lead to various side effects if there are problems with the TMJ. Although the disorder of TMJ can be difficult to diagnose, some warning signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain in the face, jaw/ear area
  • Headaches (can be similar to migraines), earaches, and pain/pressure behind the eyes
  • A clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth
  • Jaw that tends to « gets stuck, » locked or goes out of place
  • Tenderness of the jaw muscles
  • Trouble chewing or biting
  • Swelling of the face
  • A sudden change in your dental occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth fit together)At Dr. Parekh and Associates we offer various treatments to help with TMJD. Contact our dental office in Alliston today to find the best course of treatment for you!

– Dr. Parekh & Associates

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