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TMJ Signs & Symptoms

How do I know if I have TMJ?

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To have a healthy, attractive smile, you must first have a healthy bite. When the bite is out of alignment (called malocclusion), a variety of problems can occur. The most prevalent is temporomandibular joint syndrome, often referred to as TMJ. Our Wilmington, NC dentists want you to know that if left untreated, malocclusion can lead to a host of health concerns, including TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome).

Advances in dentistry have taught us how to bring the jaw into a relaxed position to help alleviate years of pain and discomfort. Explore this section to find out if your symptoms may be related to TMJ and how our Wilmington, NC dentists, Dr. Edgerton and Dr. Glenn can help restore you to comfort and health.

While you may have heard of TMJ, you may not recognize it's symptoms, which include:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Cracked, chipped or broken dental restorations
  • Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
  • Pain in teeth that seems to move around
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Facial pain
  • Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
  • Limited movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in your fingers and arms
  • Congestion or stuffiness of the ears

You should know that the symptoms of TMJ are not a normal sign of aging and will not go away with time. If these symptoms sound familiar let our qualified dentists, Dr. Edgerton and Dr. Glenn, know and you can be evaluated for TMJ.

Drs. Edgerton and Glenn provide help for TMJ in Wilmington, NC and nearby Wrightsville Beach, Porter's Neck, Hampstead and Landfall Community.

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