Learn More About TMJ Symptoms From Our Las Vegas TMJ Dentist

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TMJ disorder, characterized by damage or dysfunction to the temporomandibular joint, can cause all kinds pain and discomfort for a person. Our Las Vegas TMJ dentist office is committed to helping patients manage their existing TMJ issues, and prevent further deterioration in the future.

It is incredibly beneficial for your long-term prognosis when you are able to seek TMJ treatment quickly—hopefully before the disorder is able to progress. With this in mind, our dental team has put together a list of common symptoms of TMJ disorder. If you notice any of these issues in your daily life, please make an appointment with a dentist right away.

Here are some common signs of TMJ disorder:

Sore or stiff jaw—because TMJ affects how your temporomandibular joint (which connects your skull and lower jaw) opens and closes you may find that your jaw hurts. You may not even realize it, but you are moving your jaw to try and overcompensate for TMJ dysfunction.

Clicking noises in the jaw—if your jaw is shifting in and out of place, you might hear clicking or popping.

Headaches—TMJ disorder is often accompanied by bruxism (chronic dental grinding), which causes headaches/neck pain/and even ear pain.

Limited jaw mobility—over time it may even become difficult for you to open your mouth all of the way, and move your lower jaw from side to side. This can make it really hard to chew comfortably.

The sooner you spot these issues, and seek treatment for them, the less likely it is that you will suffer from long-term complications. And remember—pain medications, and hot and cold compresses are not effective solutions—they do not address the root cause of TMJ disorder.

Our Las Vegas TMJ dentists are here with all of the information and support that you need!

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