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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
  • Headaches

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.