What Is TMJ Disorder?
What Are Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
- Jaw Symptoms: Jaw pain or tenderness, a clicking or popping when you open your mouth, and decreased ability to open or close your mouth.
- Face & Body Symptoms: A dull/aching sensation, increased headaches or migraines, dizziness, and neck and/or shoulder pain.
- Ear Symptoms: Earaches, tinnitus, and hearing loss.
How Can I Treat TMJ Disorder?
Some dentists recommend aggressive dental treatment to address TMJ disorder. Dr. Vargas likes to try conservative treatments first. Treatment options include using a laser diode over the source of your pain and educating you on preventative therapies. She finds that these approaches work better than simply handing over an appliance.
Please Note: TMJ is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, so it is not accurate to call any dentist a TMJ dentist. However, dentists who are interested in providing these treatments can receive thorough post-graduate education on treating TMJ and its intricacies. We here at Dental Loft want you to make an informed choice about your provider.
If you’re interested in obtaining relief from TMJ pain, please call our Dallas office or request an appointment with our online form.