Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder, or TMD, can be a painful and frustrating condition. At Bishop & Bishop Dental in Silver Spring, MD, we can help our patients suffering from TMD feel better and avoid flare-ups. Take a look at some of the symptoms that are associated with this TMD.
TMD symptoms are not all the same. Some patients experience different symptoms than others and in all levels of severity. In addition, different things trigger flare-ups for each patient. Here are some of the common symptoms of TMD:
  • Pain and tenderness in the muscles that surround the jaw
  • Pain and tenderness in facial muscles
  • Pain and tenderness in the neck and shoulders
  • Chronic headaches especially while experiencing other TMJ disorder symptoms
  • Stiffness in the jaw, facial, and neck muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • A “locking” jaw
  • The inability to fully open or close your mouth
  • Popping, clicking, or similar sounds when opening or closing the mouth, sometimes painful
  • Ear pain, ear ringing
  • Pressure and stuffiness in the ears
Complications that arise from TMD can greatly affect someone’s life by limiting their ability to eat, talk, yawn, laugh, and even smile. If you are suffering from TMD, give our office a call for help. You can schedule an appointment at Bishop & Bishop Dental of Silver Spring, MD by calling our office at (301) 608-9270 or by visiting our website,

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