TMJ / TMD

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TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome

Bethlehem TMJ Treatment - Dr. Michael Kun - Headache & Migraine ReliefTMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) both refer to a serious jaw problem that occurs when the temporomandibular joint comes out of alignment and causes a number of different, painful symptoms.

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. It is one of the most versatile and unique joints in the body because it allows up and down as well as side to side.

What is TMJ and What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?

TMJ or TMD are far more serious than aches and pains in the jaw and the muscles surrounding the area, TMJ or TMD can cause serious dental and other health problems including:

  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Clicking or Popping in the Jaw
  • Jaw Pain
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
  • Locking Jaw
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Tooth Grinding and Clenching
  • Loose Teeth
  • Missing Teeth

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it is important that you contact an experienced neuromuscular dentist, like Dr. Kun. Dr. Kun can help reposition your jaw into its optimal placement, giving you a properly aligned bite.

Once your jaw is aligned properly and resting in its optimal position, the painful TMJ/TMD symptoms you may be experiencing should be alleviated. For more information on TMJ, please see LVI’s www.leadingdentist.com.

Contact our TMJ Dentist

If you believe that you are suffering from TMJ or TMD and you would like to alleviate your symptoms, please contact Dr. Kun today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Kun will be able to determine if you are suffering from TMJ or TMD and he will develop a treatment plan to manage your pain and correct the problem.