Symptoms and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dentists Serving Patients in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Nearby Areas of Florida

TMJ symptoms in Sarasota, FLPeople with an undiagnosed temporomandibular joint disorder can suffer with symptoms for years, unable to find adequate relief. The first step in getting effective treatment is to get to the bottom of your symptoms. As experienced neuromuscular dentists, the dentists at The Smile Centre can determine if your discomfort is caused by TMD (TMJ disorder). To arrange a consultation, please call our staff at (941) 351-4468.

Signs and Symptoms of a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder can cause a wide variety of symptoms. You may experience any combination of the following:

  • Migraine-like headaches
  • Lock jaw
  • Clicking or popping jaw sounds
  • Tooth pain, especially upon waking from sleep
  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth grinding
  • Teeth clenching
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Gum recession
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm pain

These symptoms can seriously interfere with your day-to-day life. You may have trouble concentrating at work, socializing with friends and sleeping at night because of the pain you are in. Effective and customized treatment can put a stop to TMJ symptoms for good.

TMD is interesting because the symptoms don't just occur in your mouth. The strain, fatigue and overexertion surrounding the joints can cause pain that radiates throughout your body. Things like numbness in your fingers and recurring headaches may seem unrelated, but they may be an indication of an underlying TMJ problem.

Effective Treatment for Painful Symptoms

At The Smile Centre, we treat dental problems by getting to know you, your goals and by determining the root cause of the problem. With a TMJ disorder, the symptoms can be vague and wide-ranging. That is why it's important to choose a dentist with experience diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint disorder. Our dentists will work tirelessly to help you achieve an aligned bite, attractive smile and optimal dental health.

The first step is to schedule a consultation. We will assess your symptoms, determine the cause and explain all of the treatment options available to you.

In Sarasota and Venice, our experienced neuromuscular dentists are personally committed to finding the best treatment approach for you. To arrange your consultation, please call The Smile Centre at (941) 351-4468.