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

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Monday, October 18, 2010

You Do Not Have To Live With Jaw Pain Or Tmj

TMJ refers to Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome or, TMD Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. It is a condition that points out the misalignment of the jaw joint. It comes from having an incorrect bite or malocclusion. Malocclusion means that your upper and lower teeth do not close together in the correct way and are misaligned causing trauma. Misaligned teeth cannot support your facial muscles correctly during chewing and swallowing. The muscles change to accommodate your Malocclusion, causing a range of debilitating symptoms.

Here are some of the symptoms experienced in sufferers of TMJ Syndrome:

  • Headache, jaw, ear, or facial pain
  • Being unable to open the mouth comfortably
  • Clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint
  • Locking of the jaw when attempting to open the mouth
  • A bite that feels uncomfortable or "off"
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Swelling on the side of the face
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Ear pain
  • Decreased hearing
  • Dizziness and vision problems or other similar problems

If you answered "YES" to any of these symptoms, you may have TMJ Syndrome.

Fortunately for you and other sufferers, after diagnosis at one of our free consultations, we can help you get out of pain.

Dr. Anderson can diagnose and treat TMJ symptoms.
He can help you get out of pain and enjoy life again.

If you want more detailed information visit our website at or Make an appointment now or visit us in our San Ramon office.

posted by Erica at 2:04 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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