Temporomandibular Pain

Types of Treatment

Temporomandibular Pain

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is made up of symptoms that involve the jaw and surrounding facial muscles, teeth, ears, and neck.

Common Symptoms Include:

  • TMJ pain (pain in the joint)
  • Face or jaw pain
  • Ear pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Joint sounds (popping, clicking, or grinding)
  • Muscle pain and/or tenderness
  • Limited mouth opening or closing, or sideward movements
  • Neck Pain

Note: a person may have one or more of these conditions at the same time. Treatment will usually consist of a combination of exercise, manipulation, mobilization, stretching, heat, and electric stimulation.

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Common Causes of TMD:

  • Myofascial pain – The most common form of TMD; discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function and the neck and shoulder muscles.
  • Internal derangement of the joint – a dislocated jaw or displaced disc, or injury to the condyle.
  • Degenerative joint disease – such as osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis in the jaw joint.

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