Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) / Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Orofacial Pain Symptoms

The specialty of orofacial pain is associated with the mouth, jaws, and face. Orofacial pain often comes from outstanding dental conditions like tooth decay, fractures, or infection. Other forms of orofacial pain can be caused postoperatively after oral surgery or may arise due to an underlying malignancy. More commonly, generalized pain surrounding the jaw joint, such as when opening or closing the mouth, chewing, or experiencing a popping or clicking sound, signifies an evaluation of the temporomandibular joint.

Navigating Solutions for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)/ Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw to the skull and helps enable movement. Pain associated with this region and the disorders that may develop over time are referred to as temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and can genuinely decrease one’s quality of life.

Pain and or dysfunction in the head and neck region doesn’t have to be a part of your everyday life. As a leading expert in Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) and Orofacial Pain studies, Dr. Daia is fully equipped to provide prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of these orofacial pain disorders so you can live a pain-free, healthy life.

Some TMD symptoms include:

  • Biting/chewing difficulty or discomfort
  • Migraines
  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Neck and shoulder pain or tension
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches or earaches in the morning
  • Locked jaw (inability to open/close the mouth)

If you or a family member are experiencing any of these uncomfortable TMD/TMJ symptoms, please get in touch with our office to schedule an appointment for TMJ treatment with Dr. Daia.

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