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Symptoms of TMJ in Wilmington

Headache? Jaw Pain? We Can Help Wilmington Find Relief.

TMJ disorders can present themselves with a wide variety of strange and baffling symptoms. You may experience anything from popping, cracking or grinding sounds in your jaw, jaw pain and headaches, to severe migraines, locking of the jaw, ringing in the ears and tingling or numbness in your hands. We believe that there is a direct relationship between oral health and chronic pain. Several factors affect TMJ health — the teeth, the muscles, and the jaw or temporomandibular joints. Those who suffer from TMJ have an imbalance in their jaw-to-skull relationship and structure.

Take a minute to look over the symptoms in this list. If you have more than one, you are probably a great candidate for neuromuscular TMJ treatment.

  • Migraines or headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking in the jaw
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Loose teeth
  • Sore teeth
  • Worn down or cracked teeth
  • Numbness in your fingers or arms
  • Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders and back
  • Tingling of the fingertips
  • Insomnia
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Clenching or grinding
  • Dizziness
  • Ear congestion
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Depression

“I went to Dr. Rosen after my regular dentist had run out of options for treating my TMJ. I couldn’t chew anything, my jaw hurt, and my neck and shoulders were in constant pain. Mouthguards at night and muscle relaxants prescribed by my former dentist weren’t helping at all! Dr. Rosen has a whole separate skill set to remediate TMJ from any dentist I have been to before. Dr. Rosen’s regimen of tensing the jaw, realigning the bite and having TMJ patients work with physical therapists who themselves have had additional TMJ treatment training has made all the difference. I am now a new woman – or, at least, a woman who doesn’t have any TMJ symptoms! In addition, I must add that Dr. Rosen’s staff is a community of caring people, people I consider friends, and people I am genuinely glad to see when I go into the office.” – Ellen