TMD & Orofacial pain treatment
Experiencing consistent discomfort and pain in your face, jaw area, neck or shoulders which is characterized by trouble/pain in chewing, stuck up jaws or swelling on the side of your face could be described as orofacial pain and may indicate that you are suffering from a Temporomandibular Disorder.
The Temporomandibular Joint is the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull – in front of each ear. Our dental specialists suggest treatment for this condition when the patient is experiencing jaw popping, pain in the face while chewing etc.
- Severe headaches/ migraines
- Pain in the ears
- Feeling pain or pressure behind eyes
- Feeling pain while yawning or opening mouth wide
- Tender jaw muscles
- Change in facial expression
- Pain one or both the temporomandibular joints
While sometimes, the TMD pain might get difficult to identify since its symptoms can also be present for some other health issues. Proper diagnosis via comprehensive medical and dental history and a thorough clinical examination can help.