TMJ Disorder: What You Should Know

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What do you know about TMJ disorder? Do you know how you might be able to recognize the symptoms of this serious condition? Do you know what you should do about this problem? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to recognize and address TMJ disorder.

There are a number of issues that could cause this problem. For example, would you be surprised to learn that trauma to your jaw and teeth grinding could lead to TMJD? Fortunately, if you have TMJD, you should be able to use over the counter pain medication to keep you comfortable until you’re able to resolve the issue. If your TMJ is caused by teeth grinding, our team may be able to make a custom mouthguard for you.

Sadly, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms of TMJ disorder since many people with TMJ grind their teeth subconsciously. But there are a few symptoms you can watch for. For instance, you may suffer from frequent headaches, ranging from mild to severe. You may also hear noises in your ear, such as ringing, clicking, and popping.

If you’re suffering from TMJ disorder, our team can help. Dr. J. Richard Burch will be happy to examine the health of your teeth and give you the personalized advice you need. If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact KC Smile Doc at 816-822-0990. We look forward to hearing from you soon.