Headaches, migraines, jaw pain, sinus problems, earaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, teeth grinding and clenching, or jaw clicking and popping can all be signs of temporal mandibular joint disorder (TMD). The temporal mandibular joints (TMJ), ligaments and muscles in front of your ears are responsible for opening and closing your jaw, and improper functioning can lead to not only painful symptoms but, in severe cases, irreparable damage. TMD can be brought on in a number of ways, including jaw, neck, or head injuries, diseases such as arthritis, misalignment of your bite, or even stress.
Dr. Wolfe’s comprehensive examination identifies the sources of your discomfort and determines the treatment that is right for you. Contact our Summit Smiles Dental office at the Southlands in Aurora, CO today to schedule your consultation and take your first step toward a functional, pain-free mouth.