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Unusual TMJ Symptoms | NYC Dentist

May 26th, 2016 | 1 min read

By NYC Smile Design

Please call us at 212-452-3344 to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation today.” Some symptoms of TMJ seem to obviously point to an issue with the jaw. Clicking and popping noises when you chew, pain or swelling around the jaw joint, and difficulties opening and shutting the jaw are clearly related to TMJ. Other symptoms, such as headaches and generalized facial pain are also commonly known to be linked to TMJ. But what about symptoms that seem so unrelated that the jaw is never considered a source?

Symptoms of TMJ that may seem entirely unrelated to the jaw include:

  • Pressure behind the eyes
  • Pain or pressure in the sinuses
  • Ear ringing and pain without the presence of infection
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Dizziness and vertigo

Like all other TMJ symptoms, these will never completely go away unless the underlying issue is addressed. But diagnosing the primary issue may prove difficult without the help of an experienced neuromuscular dentist.

New York TMJ dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Ramin Tabib utilize advanced neuromuscular diagnostic technology to detect even the slightest misalignment in the jaw. If TMJ is the root cause of your problem, we can begin to build a treatment plan that produces both immediate and lasting relief from the pain and discomfort associated with this common disorder. It may seem heard to believe that muscle relaxation and repositioning of the jaw can help dizziness or tinnitus go away, but when TMJ is the root cause, that’s precisely what treatment will accomplish.

If you live in or around Manhattan and are suffering symptoms of TMJ – no matter how unusual they may seem – please contact NYC Smile Design online or by calling 212-452-3344 to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation today.