Top 5 Signs/Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder (TMD)
TMD is a condition that typically affects adults between the ages of 20-40 years old. Many adults who suffer from TMD have similar symptoms that often need to be treated by a doctor who specializes in this field. If you feel you’re suffering from a TMJ disorder, you may have any of the following symptoms:
- Ringing in the Ears or Ear Pain
- Clicking or Popping of the Jaw
- Eye Pain
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
TMJ induced headaches can be painful and long lasting, it is important to know the steps you can take to treat your pain. Over the counter tension headache medications will not always provide relief. There are certain jaw exercises that you can do regularly to help relieve pain and pressure.
Patients have also reported ringing in their ears along with ear pain prior to being diagnosed with a TMJ disorder. This pain could be dull or sharp depending on the severity. Ear pain may also be accompanied with a clicking sound from your jaw.
Dr. Maggan is a TMJ specialist in Alpharetta, GA that can help treat your TMJ headaches, ear pain and any additional TMJ pain you’re experiencing. Schedule your appointment at the Center for TMJ Therapy. Dr. Maggan is currently accepting new patients at our Alpharetta office. We look forward to seeing you soon!