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How to Know if You Have the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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The temporomandibular joint disorder, which is also known as the TMJ disorder, can affect your life in many ways. It can even make normal, mundane tasks very difficult to do. If you are a victim of this problem, it’s best to visit our dentist, Dr. Thi Hoang, for treatment. Before you do so, you need to have a good idea of if you’re a victim of the TMJ disorder or not. So, to help you, our dentist is happy to list the symptoms of the TMJ disorder, which are:

-Jaw discomfort

-Trouble chewing

-Clicking sounds in the jaw (If you only have this one symptom, you might not have the TMJ disorder)

-Stiffening (locking) in the jaw, which means not being able to open or close the mouth

-Tenderness in the joints of the jaw

-Aching pain near the temples of your head (by your ears)

-Discomfort while chewing

-Facial pain

-A grating sensation in the jaw when you talk, chew and open and close the mouth

If you have one or more of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment for treatment. You deserve to have a comfortable life!

Do you have any questions about the TMJ disorder in Livermore, California? Or would you like to schedule an appointment? If so, our dental team is happy to help you—all you need to do is dial 925.449.7900 now! We look forward to hearing from you.