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Common Symptoms

TMJ Dentistry in Austin

TMJ is a misalignment of the Temporomandibular Joints, also known as the jaw joints. You have two TMJs – one in front of each ear. When these joints go out of alignment a number of symptoms, collectively known as TMJ syndrome, can occur.

TMJ can be hard to diagnose because the symptoms may be due to a variety of causes. That’s why you should consult with a neuromuscular TMJ dentist, like Dr. Tejas Patel at Austin Cosmetic Austin, Texas, who has had extensive training in the nature and functioning of the muscles and bones of the face and jaw, as well as the teeth.

During a comprehensive examination, the Austin TMJ Dentist will be able to determine if you are suffering symptoms due to TMJ and if so, he’ll implement a course of treatment for you.

Common symptoms of TMJ

  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain or numbness
  • Sore, chipped or broken teeth
  • Popping sound in the jaw
  • Jaw pain
  • Locking jaw
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

TMJ testing

Austin TMJ dentist, Dr. Patel will use special instruments to observe your jaw in its resting position. He’ll determine how it moves and if there is any misalignment of your bite.

A process known as electromyography measures the jaw’s muscle function and also determines if there is any structural imbalance in the jaw-to-skull relationship.

If you or anyone in your family has had any TMJ symptoms for a while, consult an Austin neuromuscular dentist. There’s no need to suffer this pain because treatment is available which is effective and long-lasting.

If you’re interested in the world-class TMJ / TMD dentistry performed in Dr. Patel’s office, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Patel, through our treatment coordinator.