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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD) Symptoms

Manhattan Beach, California

Though temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD) is a common condition, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated because it shares a number of vague symptoms with other ailments, including arthritis and sinus infections.

Manhattan Beach orthodontist Dr. JD Miller understands the enigmatic signs of TMJ/TMD and how to assess the source so you can find lasting relief. Please call Surfside Smiles at 310-947-1810 to schedule your complimentary TMJ consultation.

The most widely reported symptom of TMJ/TMD is recurring headaches that may be described as migraines. These headaches are typically accompanied by other symptoms, which may include:

  • Jaw and facial pain
  • Jaw locking or sticking
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Limited jaw mobility or inability to find a consistent resting position for your jaw
  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Ringing in the ears or earaches
  • Neck, shoulder and back discomfort
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and fingers

Treatment for TMJ depends on the source and severity of your individual condition. Dr. Miller will discuss your options with you in detail following a thorough exam.

To learn more about TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment, please contact Surfside Smiles today. Dr. Miller welcomes patients from the greater Manhattan Beach, California, area.