Ask yourself the following, “do I have”…
- Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around your ear when you chew, speak or open your mouth wide?
- Limited ability to open your mouth very wide?
- Jaws that get “stuck” or “lock” in the open- or closed-mouth position?
- Clicking, popping or grating sounds in your jaw joint when opening or closing your mouth (which may or may not be accompanied by pain) or chewing?
- A tired feeling in your face?
- Difficulty chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite — as if your upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly?
- Swelling on the side of your face?
If you have any or all of these symptoms you could have TMJ. Dr. Clark is a neuromuscular dentist trained to diagnose and treat TMJ.