TMJ symptoms

There are many daily factors that contribute to chronic neck pain. Having a misaligned bite can cause TMJ or TMD. Neck pain is a symptom of TMJ/TMD. A misaligned bite causes an improper relationship between the jaw and skull. Thus, unnecessary stress is put upon your bones, muscles, joints and nerves in your neck, shoulders, and back. Contrary to popular belief, TMJ/TMD is not limited to your face or mouth. Because there are so many life factors that can contribute to neck pain, few connect the dots between a “bad bite” and neck pain. You should consult an orthodontist right away. You may have TMJ/TMD. An orthodontist can treat your TMJ/TMD by correcting your bite and alleviating the stress on your neck, shoulders, and back.



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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.

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