Symptoms to Watch For

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is the dislocation of your jaw joint. This dislocation causes misalignment in your bite, leading to a host of other issues. Unfortunately, TMJ is hard to diagnose because many doctors don’t know the symptoms or warning signs. You could experience anything from crackling sounds in your ears to intensely severe migraines. 

Since you could have so many different symptoms, you may not know that you have TMJ. If you have any of the following conditions, then see Dr. Rosen for a consultation. 

  • Facial, jaw, or neck pain
  • Migraines or chronic headaches
  • Sore, loose, worn down, sensitive or cracked teeth
  • Stiffness or soreness in the upper body, including the neck, back, and shoulders
  • Ringing in the ears or ear congestion
  • Numbness in the fingers or tingling in the fingertips
  • Limited jaw movement, locking of the jaw, clicking of the jaw, or limited mouth opening
  • Jaw clenching or grinding
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Depression

If you experience one or more of these symptoms, then see your specialist immediately. To see Dr. Rosen in Wilmington, give us a call at (302) 994-0979.

Diagnosing TMJ

Unfortunately, doctors often misinterpret the symptoms of TMJ for other maladies. If you notice any of the above symptoms, then come see Dr. Rosen to get the answers you need.

When you visit our office, we will complete a professional TMJ evaluation to determine your care needs. Dr. Rosen, who studies and practices TMJ treatment regularly, can then provide non-invasive treatment to relieve your symptoms. 

Using our advanced technology, we can track the smallest movements in your jaw. First, we will track minimal movements through our scanning machines. Then, we will use a machine that picks up on the smallest sound waves to track any other movements in your jaw and surrounding muscles. After your sonographic assessment, Dr. Rosen will discuss your care needs and help you develop a plan going forward.

TMJ Treatment and Relief

If we find that you suffer from TMJ, then we will do everything we can to relieve your symptoms. In fact, we use a natural alternative to pain medications and surgery for TMJ treatment called the TENS unit. Using TENS, we administer gentle electrical pulses to ease your muscles and relax your jaw. 

For many of our patients, this relaxation technology is quite enough. However, once we relax the jaw, we will reassess your needs. With your jaw relaxed and in an optimal position, we may recommend further treatment, including specially crafted dental restorations to further improve your bite. 

See Your TMJ Specialist in Wilmington 

The first step to relieving your TMJ symptoms is getting a proper diagnosis. Unfortunately, not all dentists are TMJ specialists. However, Dr. Rosen, right here in Wilmington, has both the experience and extensive training in TMJ treatment.

Come see us if you experience chronic headaches, neck, jaw, or ear pain because we want to help you feel better. Schedule a consultation with our dental team by calling us at (302) 994-0979