Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD) Symptoms

Northwest Portland, The Pearl District and Downtown Portland

Migraine-like headaches. Jaw strain. Neck pain.

These are just a few symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), a common and painful condition concentrated in the area where your temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. Portland, Oregon, orthodontist Dr. JD Miller of Portland Pearl Orthodontics is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ/TMD.

People who experience TMJ/TMD typically suffer from multiple symptoms including:

  • Difficulty biting, chewing or swallowing
  • Earaches or ringing ears
  • Face, neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Jaw popping or clicking
  • Jaw sticking or locking
  • Jaw pain
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and fingers

There are a number of TMJ/TMD treatment options. Choosing the best option for you will depend on the specifics of your condition.

To learn more about TMJ/TMD and the available treatment options, please contact the office of Portland Pearl Orthodontics to schedule your consultation with Portland, Oregon, orthodontist Dr. JD Miller.