Holladay, Utah Dentists

Do I have TMJ?

Some symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Pain while chewing
  • Migraine headache (usually begins while sleeping)
  • Earache (usually begins while sleeping)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Facial aching

TMJ is most commonly caused by clenching your teeth while you sleep. This is often a result of stress. If your discomfort is mild, you may consider relaxation techniques before sleeping at night. If symptoms persist or worsen, you should talk to a professional about what treatment would best fit your symptoms. Most dentists are familiar with TMJ, but you may consider finding a dentist who specializes in TMJ treatment. There are many options for treatment, which vary greatly in severity and cost.