Do I Have TMJ?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 08/23/2016

If you suspect you have TMJ, call <a href=559-224-0103 to schedule an evaluation with Fresno neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake" src="/sites/" style="width: 300px; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; float: right;" />Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can refer to any condition that causes the jaw to come out of alignment. Minor misalignment is common and poses little to no risk of serious consequences. Pronounced misalignment however is something else entirely. If you live in or around Fresno and suspect you are suffering from TMJ, neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake can help. Call 559-224-0103 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

TMJ can exhibit a number of symptoms – some of which may not seem at all related to the jaw. Some of the most common TMJ symptoms are:

  • Popping or clicking noises in the jaw
  • Swelling around the jaw joint
  • Pain when opening and shutting the mouth
  • Lockjaw

If you have one or more of these symptoms for longer than five days, it is best to have your jaw evaluated by an experienced neuromuscular dentist. Dr. Miyake studied neuromuscular dentistry at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has over three decades of experience helping patients suffering from this disorder find lasting relief.

It is also a good idea to visit our Fresno dental office if you struggle with less common TMJ symptoms for a period longer than five days. These include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Generalized facial pain
  • Ear ringing or pain without the presence of infection
  • Pressure or pain behind the eyes or in the sinus cavity
  • Neck, shoulder, and backache

While these symptoms may not seem to be related to TMJ they often are. Having them evaluated by a trained neuromuscular dentist can help determine if TMJ treatment will solve the problem.

If you believe you are suffering from TMJ, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an evaluation. Dr. Miyake serves patients living in Clovis, Madera, Tulare, and all surrounding areas of California.