Mouth and Jaw Injuries (TMD)

Injuries of the mouth or jaw can lead to a condition known as TMD or Temporomandibular Disorder.

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) may include the following:

  • Soreness or discomfort in the jaw, typically during the day
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Ear-aches or ringing in the ears
  • Pain behind the eyes, in the face, neck, shoulder or back
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Clenching or grinding of the teeth
  • Changes to how the upper and lower teeth sit together
  • Limited mouth motions
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Numbness or tingling in the fingers

The symptoms of TMD can appear gradually and with no apparent specific cause. They can also occur after an obvious trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident or a blow to the face.  Even subtle repeated traumas, like clenching the teeth or excessive gum chewing, nail-biting or cradling a phone between your shoulders and the side of your head can cause TMD.

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