How Can TMJ Cause Eye Pain?

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Mon, 01/12/2015

Common symptoms of TMJ include clicking and popping in the jaw, pain or swelling around the jaw joint, and frequent headaches. This neuromuscular disorder can also cause pain and pressure in the eyes, nose, and ears. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call Fresno neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake at 559-224-0103 to schedule an evaluation today.

Trigeminal Nerve

The trigeminal nerve is the largest nerve in your head and responsible for supplying most of your facial sensations. TMJ impacts the trigeminal nerve, allowing for pain sensation and loss of function throughout all of its branches. Because one of these branches feeds sensation to your eyes, pressure placed on the nerve by a misaligned jaw can result in ocular pressure and pain. When this pain is caused by TMJ, one of the most effective solutions is neuromuscular dental treatment.

Dr. Miyake is an experienced neuromuscular dentist who offers a number of customizable TMJ treatment options. If you are suffering from TMJ symptoms, Dr. Miyake can diagnose your disorder and begin creating a treatment plan that helps produce both immediate and lasting relief.

To schedule your neuromuscular dentistry consultation at our Fresno, California office, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today.