TMJ disorders cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This is the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull. This joint allows you to talk, chew and yawn. Between 5 and 15 percent of people in the United States experience pain associated with TMJ disorders. In most cases, pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders can be alleviated with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments, but more-severe cases may need to be treated with dental or surgical interventions. Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: pain or tenderness of your jaw, aching pain in and around your ear, difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing, aching facial pain, and locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
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Over 15 percent of American adults suffer from this TMJ disorder and chronic facial pain. Dr. Mishaan will do his utmost to try and alleviate your pain. Please feel free to call (212.730.4440) our office for a private consultation, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Mishaan.