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Common TMJ Symptoms

In Essex and London, UK

TMJ disorders require specialized testing and analyses for a definitive diagnosis.  However, the combination symptoms indicating a bad bite are quite unique.  If you have any one or more of the following TMJ symptoms, please call or email our office to schedule an evaluation with our London neuromuscular specialist Dr. Basrai. 

Migraines / Headaches
Patients who’ve never experienced migraines before may be scratching their heads wondering where these sudden painful headaches are coming from.  Migraine headaches are often caused when the jaw joints face abnormal stress due to an uneven or ill-functioning bite.  The tension put on the surrounding jaw joints and muscles is easily transported to the head and neck areas. 

Jaw pain/locking
Temporomandibular joint disorders are often diagnosed after patients complain of recurring jaw pain.  Jaw locking is a serious side effect that warrants immediate attention.  If you’ve experience frequent jaw soreness, schedule a neuromuscular consultation today.  Don’t wait until the jaw pain becomes unbearable.

Numbness in arms/fingers
Numbness in the arms and fingers has been linked to many cases of jaw joint problems.  Because the temporomandibular joints and surrounding muscles are intricately connected to the neck muscles, the neck and spinal nerves are at risk for muscle pinching and inhibition. 

Neck and shoulder pain
The nerves and muscles that guide our jaw movement are severely impacted in patients suffering from jaw joint misalignment.  The strained jaw muscles can become inflamed, causing surrounding neck and shoulder muscles to suffer as well. 

Other symptoms include:

  • recurring headaches
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • dizziness
  • vertigo
  • lock jaw
  • hot or cold sensitivity
  • multiple root canals
  • muscle spasms
  • steep mandibular plane angle
  • abfractions (notches in teeth from grinding)
  • insomnia
  • facial swelling
  • speech abnormalities
  • mouth breathing
  • tooth grinding
  • jaw clenching
  • jaw tension
  • toothaches
  • pain behind the eyes
  • pain in the temples
  • facial pain
  • neck pain
  • recurrent filling or crown replacement
  • clicking sound in the jaw joints

Dr. Basrai may be able to alleviate your symptoms and permanently correct your temporomandibular dysfunction.

Learn more about TMJ treatments.

Call or email Chafford 100 Dental Care today to schedule your neuromuscular appointment with our experienced London TMJ dentist.

Chafford 100 Dental Care | Where Beautiful Smiles are Born
01375 48 1000 | Email Us
Jagmail Basrai LDS RCS [ENG] | Chafford 100 Dental Care
Drake Road, Grays | Essex RM16 6SE

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