Experiencing jaw pain or face pain and not knowing the cause or how to correct the problem can be very frustrating. At the Center for Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine in Sugar Land and the greater Houston, Texas area, Dr. Sam Cress specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of jaw and face pain frequently associated with the disorder known as Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). Dr. Cress offers his patients successful solutions for correcting the symptoms, helping them become pain free.
You may have heard of TMD and know it is associated with pain in the teeth or jaws but never really understood disorder or know the TMD symptoms associated with it. Frequently people refer to this jaw disc disorder as TMJ which is actually the joint in which the disorder occurs. TMD can also result from irritation or inflammation in the muscles surrounding the jaw and face.
• Jaw pain
• Neck or shoulder pain
• Jaw stiffness
• Clicking or grinding of teeth
• Limited mouth movement or locking of the jaw
• Ear pain or pressure
• Painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
• Improper teeth alignment when closing the mouth
• Uneven tooth wear or breaking
TMD treatment can range from self-care to various invasive and non-invasive alternatives.
To find out more about treatment of TMD by a TMJ specialist, visit us in Sugar Land. Call our office at 281-565-4100.