What is TMJ in Chesapeake, VA?
Any damage or tension around the temporomandibular joint can cause jaw pain and a host of other problems that limit your ability to eat and speak properly. If the jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles have become inflamed or are damaged in any way, you may experience chronic jaw pain and have limited jaw flexibility. If you have temporomandibular disorder (TMD), you can turn to Dr. Karen Parvin for your treatment and therapy.
Recognizing TMJ Symptoms
Chronic jaw pain is just one of the most common symptoms of TMJ. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should schedule an evaluation:
- Tenderness or excessive jaw pain
- Swelling on one side of the face
- Clicking or popping sounds around the joint
- Jaws that get stuck or locked into position (aka lockjaw)
- Upper shoulder pain