Temporomandibular Joint Disorders/Orofacial Pain
Temporomandibular disorders are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and/or the nerves associated with chronic facial pain.
When Should you Call Eastman Dental for an Appointment?
You should seek care when you have the following pain for 3-6 months or pain is very intense:
If you have pain in your TMJ, jaw muscles or both
Jaw locking (cannot get your jaw open), clicking or grating sounds in jaw joint
Pain while chewing food
Call (585) 275-5018 for an Appointment
What to Expect
At your first appointment, you’ll get a clinical exam and x-rays to evaluate your jaw bones and teeth. We’ll determine if dental treatments would help your pain condition or if a referral to another specialist, such as a physician, neurologist, or a headache specialist, may be necessary.