Your TMJ Disorder Symptoms
How to Know if You Need TMJ Treatment in Alexandria
Do you grind or clench your teeth? Does stress make this clenching and grinding worse? Do you wake up with a headache or face and neck pain, day after day? Is opening your mouth to eat or yawn painful? Has your jaw ever locked open? You are very likely dealing with TMJ Disorder.
Though it is not life threatening, TMJ disorder can be absolutely awful to live with. Joint damage or muscle fatigue and spasms not only cause pain in the jaw itself but can also lead to spasms in the head and neck, migraine and cluster headaches, tooth and facial pain, ear and sinus pain, and even anxiety or depression.
What we find really heartbreaking is that many people suffering from this debilitating syndrome don’t know what is causing the misery and discomfort. Many TMJ sufferers are misdiagnosed or feel they will never live without pain medication again.
Am I a Candidate for TMD Treatment from Dr. Kling?
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for TMJ treatment:
- Headaches or migraines that get worse when you clench your teeth
- Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders and back
- Tingling of the fingertips
- Clicking, grating, catching or locking of the jaw
- Difficulty eating or opening your mouth
- Teeth that no longer touch properly
- Sensitive teeth
- Clenching or grinding
- Ringing in the ears
Call us today at 703-299-8444 and talk with us about what you are experiencing.