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What do you know about TMJ disorder? Do you know how you might be able to recognize the symptoms of this serious condition? Do you know what you should do about this problem? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to recognize and address TMJ disorder.

TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, can be caused by a variety of issues, such as injuries, accidents, or even teeth grinding. Fortunately, if you have this condition, simple pain medication should be enough to ease your discomfort until you can visit our team. If your TMJ is caused by teeth grinding, our team may be able to make a custom mouthguard for you.

Sadly, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms of TMJ disorder since many people with TMJ grind their teeth subconsciously. But there are a few symptoms you can watch for. For instance, you may suffer from frequent headaches, ranging from mild to severe. You may also hear noises in your ear, such as ringing, clicking, and popping.

If you have any questions or concerns about TMJD—or about any other potential dental condition—we invite you to contact Prosthodontics of the Carolinas at 704-364-3770. Our entire team, including Dr. Ralph Hoffmann will be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you individualized advice. We’re anxious to meet with you!