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J.Thomas Russell DDS
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How to Find the Right Dentist for You
Tempromandibular joint disorder (TMD) or
Myofascial Pain Dysfunction (MPD) or
Tempromandibular joint syndrome (TMJ
is a chronic illness that affects upwards of 50 million people. There are many people who have no pain but still have occlusal disease (misaligned bite). Worn, chipped or broken teeth, broken fillings, changing position or shape of the smile are all indications that can benefit from treatment.
Below, are listed possible symptoms and indicators of these disorders.
The underlying conditions that cause these signs and symptoms can be anatomical, biochemical, and/or emotional. The anatomical problem is almost always present and leads to over activation of the jaw, head and neck muscles. If the conditon if untreated,it can lead to pain exacerbations, tension headache, and muscle spasms beyond the face and neck into the back.
- Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
- Congestion or stuffiness of the ears
- Cracking, chipping or breaking dental restorations
- Facial pain
- Limited movement or locking jaw
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
Numbness in your fingers and arms
- Pain in teeth that seems to move around
- Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
- Unexplained loose teeth
- Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
You may be clenching or grinding your teeth unknowingly while you sleep. This common habit leads to tight muscles in the head and neck area that can lead to migraines or tension headaches. Of the 23 million migraine sufferers in this country, 87% of them can be relieved of 77% of their symptoms with a simple device that is fabricated in a dental office. In addition, most of the other tension headache sufferers are given either total or significant relief with the same device.