End Jaw Pain In The Spanish Springs and Sparks NV Area
TMJ/TMD issues lead to symptoms that are often life-inhibiting… literally. Some people suffer from migraines so intense that they need to sequester themselves in dark rooms for days at a time or actually vomit from the pain. Below are common symptoms of TMD with brief descriptions:
- Vertigo | Vertigo is a feeling of spinning or loss of balance. May be more pronounced when looking down from heights.
- Accelerated bone loss in periodontal disease | Periodontal disease is an infection in the gum area that can weaken the supporting structure around your teeth, including your jaw.
- Reduced mouth opening range | The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. A TMJ issue can prevent this joint from operating normally, resulting in jaw pain and face pain.
- Limited range of head/neck motion | Because the TMJ area is such a dense center of nerves, muscles and tendons, TMJ issues can decrease the natural range of your head and neck’s movement.
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) | The proximity of your ears to your jaw make them sucseptable to problems resulting from TMJ issues, including tinnitus, a constant buzzing or ringing in the ears.
- Uneven tooth wear and cracking | TMJ issues can lead to imbalances in the natural mechanics of your jaw, leading often to uneven bites or clenching.
- Headaches (chronic or irregular) | Almost half of the nerves in your body center in or surround the temporomandibular joint. TMJ problems can trigger these nerves and lead to intense and consistent headaches.