TMDs, or temporomandibular disorders, can cause a number of symptoms that can mimic other diseases. You may have a TMD – any one of a number of problems involving the chewing muscles, the jaw joint (the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) or both.
Dr. Angart has treated thousands of patients who previously suffered from many of the symptoms that cause TMD. Call our office today for a thorough evaluation.
Symptoms can include the following:
- Unusual sounds – Clicking, grinding or popping, may or may not be accompanied by increased pain. Popping or clicking in the jaw joint is frequently indicative of a displaced disc, which may not require treatment.
- Locking or intermittent movement – The jaw joint, a ball-and-socket joint, may sometimes lock in an open position. Or if may be difficult to open your mouth because it feels locked or painful.
- Ear pain – TMD may at first appear to be an ear infection since TMD pain is usually felt in front of or below the ear.