OUCH! We feel your pain. The good news is that Dr. DiRezze is an expert on TMJ disorders and TMJ treatment, so you are in good hands! There are many solutions to TMJ, some simple, other treatments more complicated like surgery. Dr. DiRezze is up to date on all the latest knowledge, techniques, and equipment needed to ease your pain!
TMJ disorders may cause pain in the joint or the muscles that control where the jawbone connects to the skull. Common symptoms can include discomfort and tenderness in the jaw, pain in and around the ear, facial pain, discomfort while chewing, or difficulty opening, closing, or moving the jaw from a locked position. A patient with a TMJ disorder may also experience toothaches, headaches, dizziness, or ringing in the ears. Common causes of TMJ include teeth grinding, poor teeth and jaw alignment, and arthritis.