TMJ Disorder Gahanna Ohio
TMJ / TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a term used to describe an entire group of symptoms that can include jaw pain, headaches, facial pain, worn/eroded teeth and clicking or popping in the jaw, often referred to as TMJ Disorder and TMJ Disorder Gahanna Ohio specialist Dr. Mark Levy has diagnosed and treated hundreds of cases effectively. Frequently, when Dr. Levy diagnoses TMJ / TMD disorder in a patient, they report at least two of the above symptoms. Snoring and teeth grinding are also widespread among patients who suffer from TMJ / TMD disorder. Women tend to experience more pain associated with TMJ / TMD disorder, but men have more significant damage to teeth, bone, and gums from the disorder.
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the lower joint to the skull. It is an extremely complex joint and is located in an area of the body where the disorder contributes to migraine headaches, numbness or tingling in the arms and hands and significant neck and shoulder pain. In almost all cases, TMJ / TMD disorder is caused by a “bad bite” or malocclusion. Dr. Levy has seen hundreds of patients who suffer from TMJ / TMD disorder and is able to diagnose and treat most of the cases with the principles of neuromuscular dentistry.
TMJ Disorder Gahanna Ohio – Common Symptoms
If you have any of the following symptoms, an evaluation with Dr. Levy can help to determine the best treatment options for eliminating pain and restoring your bite to the proper position.
- Facial Pain
- Numbness and tingling in arms and hands
- Jaw Pain
- Sore/sensitive teeth
- Shoulder pain
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Vertigo (dizzyness)