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Occlusal / TMJ exam


Cosmetic Dentist | Miami

Occlusal / TMJ exam

If you suffer from ongoing facial pain, there’s a chance that you might be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). TMJ occurs when the joints of the side of your head (TM joints) aren’t working properly, causing pain and discomfort that can last for years. We can help you start kicking this problem to the curb by find out for sure whether you have, don’t have, it with a TMJ exam.

During your TMJ exam, your dentist will check your TM joints for tenderness to pain, limited range of motion or locking of your jaw, and your overall bite. Additionally, your dentist will listen for popping or clicking sounds as you move your mouth and occasionally will take an x-ray or two. If you are diagnosed with TMJ, your dentist will recommend the necessary treatment options so that you can put an end to your suffering.

If you have TMJ, it’s time to treat it. Contact us if you suffer from any of the following TMJ symptoms:

  • Headaches, earaches, or pain and pressure behind the eyes
  • Pain from yawning, opening your mouth wide, or chewing
  • A popping or clicking sound when you open and close your mouth
  • Jaws that get stuck, lock, or go out
  • Tender jaw muscles
  • A sudden change in the way that your lower and upper teeth fit together