Hundreds of people in our community suffer from chronic facial pain such as headaches, earaches and jaw pain. A likely culprit to these aches and pains may be related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
The TMJ is a joint located on each side of the head right in front of the ears. The joints are made up of bones, discs, muscles and ligaments. The TMJ acts like a door’s hinge, opening and closing the mouth as well as lets the lower jaw move side to side and front to back.
While a dentist would need to perform an examination to officially diagnose TMJ disorder, here are some signs and symptoms that can indicate a TMJ disorder:
There are multiple factors that lead to TMJ disorder. Arthritis, jaw dislocation or injuries and a misaligned bite for example.
Dr. Kile can perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you have a TMJ disorder and how Darby Dental Smiles can help. Watch Dr. Kile explain what she is looking for during a TMJ exam.
Feel free to Connect with Us if you have any further questions about TMJ, or schedule your consultation today to take a step towards a TMJ pain-free future.
As a healthcare professional that is dedicated to ensuring our patients overall health and wellness is a top priority, Dr. Kile wants you to know a few things about e-cigarettes:
Our team is trained and committed to explain the dangers of vaping to our patients when evidence of vaping is found during an examination, especially in young adults and teens.
If you are a smoker or vapor, stay on top of your oral health by scheduling regular dental checkups. Schedule your next appointment today!
If you wish to quit smoking or vaping there are many resources available.
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