Kevin Berry, DDS – Denver, Colorado
To many it is hard to believe that an imbalance within the bite can bring about seemingly unassociated symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, and even ringing in the ears. But, the fact is that physically, the teeth, the jaw bone and jaw joints are connected to a variety of other systems that make up our bodies. Because of this connection, despite how random the symptoms may seem, they are often related and caused by a misaligned TMJ. This misalignment can bring about all sorts of aches and pains that never go away entirely.
Though no one knows for sure how many people suffer from TMJ, some estimates say that over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ symptoms, though not all of them will take the time to have them properly diagnosed or treated. If you think you are suffering from TMJ, consider the list below of some of the most widely seen and experienced TMJ symptoms. If you’re suffering from any or all of them it may be best to consult a neuromuscular dentist to treat your TMJ symptoms in Denver:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Jaw pain
- Migraine-like headaches
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Facial, neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Popping or clicking noises when opening and closing the jaw
- Chronic headaches, especially in the morning
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Tingling finger of numbness
Only a qualified TMJ dentist such as Dr. Berry can properly examine and diagnose your TMJ symptoms in Denver. Remember that these symptoms will not simply go away without the help of TMJ treatment. When your bite is realigned only then will your tissues have a chance to rest and heal, and your symptoms will go away.
Get the Treatment You Deserve
As a long time sufferer of TMJ symptoms in Colorado, you are probably more than ready and willing to have your symptoms treated and go for good. Dr. Berry will provide TMJ treatment, usually through the use of a bite splint, that will keep your jaw in its proper position which means that your TMJ can rest and your symptoms will begin to vanish. Learn more about TMJ treatment.