Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder involves conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles and nerves on one or both sides of the head that result in jaw, face, head and neck pain. The pain and discomfort caused by TMJ disorders may be severe, can be either intermittent or constant, and may last for many years. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), TMD symptoms may recur during stressful times, whether good or bad.
Almost 75% of the population suffering from one or more of the conditions treated, most of the conditions go unresolved because most sufferers do not associate their symptoms relating to TMD.
Common TMD Symptoms
- Pain in or around the ear
- Headaches and neck aches
- Tenderness of the jaw or jaw muscles
- Jaw pain or soreness that is more prevalent in the morning or late afternoon
- Jaw pain when chewing, biting or yawning
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
- Clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth
- Grinding/clenching of teeth
- Sensation of malocclusion
- Pain or feeling of pressure behind the eyes
- Undiagnosed hearing problems
Our TMD Expert
Dr. Deresh is one of the premier TMD specialists in New England. Throughout her extensive experience with treating TMD patients, Dr. Deresh has developed a unique approach in her treatment resulting in a remarkable 98% success rate.
Many of the symptoms listed above can often be associated with other health problems, so only a medical professional can tell you if they are due to TMD.
If you suspect you may be suffering from TMD, please contact our office to book an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Deresh.