What Is TMD?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), Commonly Referred To As 'TMJ', Is Quite Common

Women of child bearing years are the most affected, but temporomandibular disorders can affect men and children. The most common clinical symptoms of temporomandibular disorders include:

  • Pain in the jaw joint and surrounding structures
  • Pain in the face
  • Headache
  • Popping or clicking in the jaw joints
  • A crunching sound in the jaw joints
  • Restricted opening
  • 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 (tinnitus)

Clearly, many of the symptoms listed above are not specific for temporomandibular disorders. I need to work closely with your doctor and other members of the medical/dental community to arrive at the most accurate diagnosis possible for your TMD.

If you feel you suffer from TMD, please call our office today to schedule a consultation: (262) 970-0111