San Ramon Cosmetic Dentistry Blog | Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S.

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Friday, February 6, 2009

Common Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) Symptoms

TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), caused by jaw misalignment, can lead to a variety of symptoms. The temporomandibular joints can be found on each side of the face in front of the ears. A large percentage of those who experience TMD are women, and the condition usually develops between the ages of 20 and 50.

Symptoms linked to TMD include:
  • Joint popping
  • Pain in the TM joint area
  • Headaches
  • Neck and pain
  • Facial pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Ear pain
  • Depression
As a neuromuscular dentist, I can assist you in locating the cause of your discomfort. I’ll typically need to take the following steps:

  • Determine if your jaw is misaligned by using computerized tracking tools that measure jaw movement, resting state and closure path.
  • Measure the relationship of your jaw to your skull to note any structural imbalances.
  • Use sonography to record jaw joint sounds that may be abnormal.
  • Take x-rays of the jaw to help evaluate the positioning of the joint.

If you are in the San Ramon, California area (or any surrounding area), please contact the office to make an appointment.

posted by Patti at 3:12 PM


Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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