TMJ Syndrome

tmj syndrome

           TMJ Syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that often appear at the same time in many patients. It can be very confusing since not all of the signs and symptoms have to appear in one patient. Everyone is different and each individual responds to physical and medical challenges differently. Some patients exercise regularly and many of these patients do not have the muscular TMJ pain that is often associated with TMJ. The signs and symptoms are numerous and often overlap the signs and symptoms of other syndromes.

TMJ Syndrome symptoms include: TMJ headache, jaw clicking, jaw popping, grinding noises in the jaw joints, limited opening, deviation with opening the mouth, sensitive teeth, insomnia, sore jaw muscles, stuffy ears, stiff jaw and tooth grinding. More severe symptoms include: dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, difficulty swallowing, jaw locking, facial swelling, false migraines, pressure in front of the ears, TMJ pain, difficulty speaking and yawning.

          TMJ Syndrome signs include: assymetrical face, dished out profile, postural problems, torus mandibularis, exostosis, steeply angled jaw bones, forward head posture, flattened areas on the teeth, speech abnormalities, numbness of the finger tips, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsy, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, deep creases above the chin, sores at the corners of the lips, Mitral Valve Prolapse, and abfractions.

          Dr. Mark Allan Padolsky is an Atlanta TMJ Dentist who enjoys helping his patients eliminate their TMJ Syndrome. Of course, you are welcome to join his family of patients. He offers both initial ( Phase 1 ) TMJ treatment and can also restore the bite if a patient desires it ( Phase 2). If you have a TMJ problem and would like schedule a TMJ consultation with Dr. Padolsky, please call 404-874-7428 to schedule your appointment.

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