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TMJD

TMJD (temporalmandibular dysfunction) is a collective term for a broad range of disorders displaying a variety of signs including:

  • Radiating pain in the face, neck or shoulders
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Painful clicking or grating when opening or closing the mouth
  • Significant change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Symptoms can also include headaches, earaches, dizziness, hearing problems, and difficulty swallowing.

The journal of Oral rehabilitation recommends examination of the cervical spine in TMJD patients, even in the absence of cervical complaints. These findings are supported by the journal of cranio and clinical oral investigation as well.

We are trained to examine your neck and jaw to determine the best course of co-managed care with your oral care provider.

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