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Signs You Need TMJ Treatment

The temporomandibular joint and the muscles that support this structure make it possible for you to chew, speak, and yawn. This important joint is located on either side of your jaw, intricately connecting to the skull. When problems develop with the temporomandibular joint, the resulting issues are often referred to as TMJ disorders. TMJ problems can range from mild discomfort to excessive pain, and may create difficulties for food consumption and speaking. Thankfully, it is easy to seek TMJ treatment in Corpus Christi, TX, and experience a potentially significant decrease in symptoms.

Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

TMJ problems may be difficult to distinguish, because they often mimic other, unrelated problems. However, if you experience one or more of the following symptoms at one time, you should schedule a consultation with us immediately. If TMJ issues are assessed promptly, the risk of the condition developing into more serious, painful problems is substantially decreased. Here are some of the most prevalent symptoms of TMJ problems:

  • Persistent headache, especially located at your temples or around your eyes
  • Ear discomfort or ringing (tinnitus)
  • Unexplained pain in the neck and/or shoulders
  • Difficulty chewing or moving the jaw in a normal manner
  • Popping or clicking in the temporomandibular joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • Feeling of tiredness in the face
  • Swelling on one side of the face
  • Jaw that becomes stuck in an open or closed position
  • Inability to widely open the mouth
  • Problems hearing
  • Toothaches that are not caused by normal dental problems

Untreated TMJ problems may lead to a variety of other associated problems, including insufficient nutrition, due to inability to consume food normally. It is important to seek treatment when you first notice TMJ problems, in order to avoid the development of more detrimental symptoms.

If you believe you may be affected by developing problems with your temporomandibular joint, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tilman Richards today by calling (361) 238-2373, during regular business hours.

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