When you struggle with a temporomandibular-joint disorder, or TMD, it can make just trying to make it through a single day miserable. The pain can come and go, but when it hits, it can make your entire day all about trying to manage the discomfort.
The best thing that you can do if you suspect that you have a TMD is to come in and see your oral surgeon. We can discuss the symptoms you are experiencing, and let you know what treatment plans we think would be most suitable for your specific ailment.
MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF A TMD
There are many common symptoms that accompany a TMD. If you notice a few of these symptoms, it is important that you come in and get checked out.
Headaches are one of the first symptoms that often show up when you have a TMD. This could be a headache anywhere in your head, but you will often notice pain that radiates up the sides of the head, past the temples, and stops around the crown of your head.
Temple pain is also common when you have a TMD. This can be consistent pain, or it can be intermittent. Sometimes the pain is right in the middle of the temple, while other times it surrounds the temple.
Jaw pain is another common symptom that comes with a TMD. It can be right in your jaw, or radiate to the ear, neck, shoulder, and back. You may also have clicking in the jaw, or pain when you go to open your jaw fully.
These symptoms are telling you that there is a problem. Don’t hesitate to contact us to get them checked out. We will perform an exam and tell you what we have found, then discuss the best treatment options to help you overcome your TMD.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (405) 848-7994 today.