When your teeth don’t fit together properly and/or the two small joints in front of your ears – TMJ joints – don’t function smoothly, pain and pressure results. You may experience migraine headaches or unexplained facial, neck, shoulder, or jaw pain. Tooth wear, teeth grinding, tingling extremities, and chronic earaches are also on the long list of common problems caused my TMJ disorder.

Improper bite alignment and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems can cause pain as well as deterioration of teeth and supporting structures. Dentists who have trained at Dawson Academy evaluate smiles for these problems as part of comprehensive treatment planning. They have knowledge of bite problems and TMJ-related issues and can provide contemporary therapies to alleviate discomfort and restore optimal function.

Until recently, many symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, earaches, conductive hearing loss, sinus problems, face, head, eye, ear, neck, shoulder, and back pain have sometimes been misdiagnosed.  It is now known that (TMJ) disorder accounts for a large number of these previously uncured and painful ailments.  These types of pain are in fact symptoms of the syndrome, and correcting the problem rather than the symptoms is at the heart of the TMJ treatment.