The most common temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) symptom is orofacial pain. Orofacial pain involves pain at the mouth, face, ear, and the surrounding head and neck areas. 10 the 15% of the US population suffers from some type of orofacial pain, and the most common cause is temporomandibular joint dysfunction. In fact, these TMD symptoms commonly result […]
Does it hurt when you chew or open wide to yawn? Do you have pain located at the jaw muscles, face, ears, teeth, or head? Does your jaw click, pop, or catch? Do you find it difficult to open your mouth wide? If so, you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. TMD […]
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and the surrounding muscles can become a source or head, neck, face, tooth, eye, and/or ear pain. This is specifically referred to as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).
Patient History Jane Doe presents for evaluation of chronic left-sided periorbital headache. A complete review of her history reveals that she has also had left-sided upper molar pain and right ear aching/fullness for which she has multiple evaluations. Over the years, dental, primary care, and ENT specialists have evaluated the tooth and ear symptoms […]