If you experience frequent jaw or facial pain, you may be among the 10 million or more people in the United States who are suffering from TMD. This common condition can lead to severe pain or discomfort for many people; however, because TMD also produces characteristics that are often identified with other conditions, it can be difficult to diagnose. At Artistry in Dentistry, Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Monahan are both trained and experienced in identifying the signs of TMD and recommending appropriate treatment. Before coming in for a visit with our dentists, we suggest that you review the symptoms below; if you experience any of the listed symptoms, we invite you to contact us at 480-374-5562 and set up your appointment.
- Popping, crackling, or clicking sound when you open and close your jaw
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or face when chewing, speaking, or yawning
- Locked jaw
- Stiff jaw muscles and limited jaw mobility
- Dizziness or fainting
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
If you experience any of the above symptoms on a regular or infrequent basis, we invite you to contact our practice at 480-374-5562 and set up a consultation. Infrequent occurrences of these symptoms may be caused by the developing stages of TMD, and receiving early treatment can help prevent future discomfort or issues. If your symptoms are more regular, our dentists can still provide treatment to help your jaw muscles and joints relax and become strengthened.
To learn more about TMD, and to schedule your consultation, we invite you to contact us at 480-374-5562. We are here to help you find relief from your facial pain.