Pay Attention to Early Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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The human mouth incorporates a plethora of structures the allow you to perform a wide range of oral functions. This includes two temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. If these complex joints are compromised by physical dysfunction, latent inflammation, or muscular distress, it can significantly hamper your overall quality of life.

Early symptoms of developing TMJ disorder often includes a dull ache or soreness in the muscles in front of the ears or near the temples. This can sometimes radiate to a dull ache within the temporomandibular joints. It could also cause discomfort when biting down. Some TMJ disorder sufferers also experience an abnormal click when chewing.

In a situation like this it’s best to have your TMJ disorder professionally diagnosed by a doctor like Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick. Once they and their staff have accurately assessed the severity of the problem we can help develop an effective treatment strategy to reduce your discomfort.

This might starts with simple lifestyle modifications such as making softer food choices, applying hot or cold packs, or performing some basic facial stretches. If you don’t notice significant improvement in your TMJ disorder symptoms, Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick might recommend a more advanced treatment strategy.

If you live in the Roswell, Georgia, area and you have been experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, you should call 770.641.8010 to seek professional diagnosis and begiin treatment at DeMercy Dental.