TMJ Diagnosis – What it Means
Symptoms of TMD/TMJ & face pain can vary greatly from patient to patient. So, what makes an elderly woman suffer with mild but constant TMJ pain, while a young man suffers with chronic sharp jaw joint pain that brings him to his knees?
All too frequently the answer can be found in the way that your neuromuscular forces are working with or against each other. Neuromuscular force imbalances can cause pain to manifest in a multitude of ways.
What about face pain? Is it related to TMJ pain or not?
On the other hand, patients with face pain may or may not have problems in the TMJ at all, despite having similar pain symptoms. Face pain could be caused by a wide range of problems including but not limited to imbalanced bite forces and poor tooth alignment, accident trauma, etc. Unfortunately, poorly executed dental work could also be the culprit. In the case of accident trauma the “why” part may be clear, but exactly “how” the accident has changed the forces in your head must still be known if there is to be hope for long lasting or permanent pain mitigation.
“Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD/TMJ) and Face Pain can affect anybody — they do not discriminate based on age or gender. Whether you suffer from TMJ Pain or Face Pain, BOTH must be diagnosed with accuracy and thoroughness for proper treatment protocols to be selected. We can do just that.” — Dr. Jeffrey S. Harris
Get Your Face Pain or TMJ Diagnosis from the Experts
For years people have suffered with Face Pain or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD) without realizing how these problems — headaches, tinnitus, face/head/neck muscular tension too — are all connected to dental-related forces that can be altered to bring you pain relief. Indeed, even most physicians are unprepared to properly diagnose and treat Face Pain, TMJ Pain and other jaw joint issues because dental-related forces have never been the focus of training and knowledge for GPs. Doesn’t that make sense, though? It really should come as no surprise that the knowledge base for TMJ, the face, and dental-related force force imbalances has always resided within field of Advanced Dentistry — NOT general medicine.