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TMJ Disorder Treatment

Symptoms of TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorders can range from head and neck aches to popping or clicking when you open your jaw.

The symptoms may be:

  • Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
  • Dull, aching pain in the face
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Hearing loss
  • Migraine (particularly in the morning)
  • Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
  • Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Dizziness

A thorough dental examination is the first step toward finding a solution. Depending on the diagnosis, treatments may include reshaping teeth, bite guards, and muscle relaxants.