Do you suffer from jaw or neck pain, headaches, facial pain, tense muscles or other symptoms that become part of your daily routine and don’t seem to go away? You could be one of millions of Americans living with Temporomandibular Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders and sleep apnea. We want to make sure you have healthy TMJs before, during, and after your dental treatment.
TMJ dysfunction screening is important because problems in the jaw joint and facial muscles can affect how we plan for your dental work as well as your daily life.
Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
During your routine examination at our dental office, Dr. Spainhower will screen for TMJ dysfunction and look for these symptoms:
- Popping, clicking, and crackling sound of the joint during speaking or eating
- Painful chewing
- Difficulty opening wide or yawning
- Ear pain or “ringing” in the ears
- Eye pain
- Stiff Neck, shoulders, and Jaw
- Sore Jaw muscles
- Worn down teeth
- Headaches (sometimes migraines)
- Cracked and Sore teeth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call our office right away set up an exam. Dr. Spainhower’s non-surgical approach to treatment follows the standardized, research-based protocols that have given relief to thousands of patients. He is an experienced practitioner that has numerous hours of continuing education and expertise in this specialty.