TMJ / TMD (temporomandibular joint syndrome or dysfunction) refers to the symptoms that develop when the teeth, facial muscles, and temporomandibular joints are out of alignment.
TMJ is a disorder that is commonly ignored or misdiagnosed. Although the vast majority of North Americans suffer from TMJ, most do not relate their pain and/or symptoms to a “bad bite”. Many people with TMJ are not treated correctly as a result.
- Headaches / Migraines
- Facial pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Unexplained loose teeth
- Sensitive and sore teeth
- Jaw pain
- Limited jaw movement or locking jaw
- Numbness in the fingers and arms
- >Worn or cracked teeth
- Clicking or popping in the jaw joints
Neuromuscular dentistry, performed by general dentists at Millennium Smile – Crowfoot Dental has helped many patients with these symptoms get back to a normal life, with much less pain.
See the video below for more information about Neuromuscular Dentistry.