Commonly, TMJ symptoms include pain and movement limitations in the jaw. Discomfort may be accompanied by swelling around the jaw joint, noises such as clicking and popping when chewing, or grinding noises when opening and shutting the mouth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Hayward neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gary Fong would be happy to meet with you for a TMJ treatment consultation.
Other TMJ Symptoms
Symptoms of TMJ that may occur outside of the jaw include:
- Facial pain
- Ear pain and ringing
- Nasal and ocular pressure
- Neck and backaches
These symptoms may accompany jaw pain or occur on their own. If TMJ is the culprit, Dr. Fong will be able to detect it during your routinely scheduled visits.
TMJ treatment focuses on restoring alignment to the jaw. This is most often accomplished with oral splints or customized mouthguards that are worn during sleep. Additional treatments such as restorative dentistry and bite realignment are sometimes necessary as well. What will best meet your needs can be determined during your TMJ treatment consultation with Dr. Fong.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of TMJ, please contact Gary G. Fong, DDS today. Dr. Fong provides TMJ treatment from our Hayward, California location to men and women living throughout the Castro Valley area.