Head, Neck and Facial Pain related to TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder can cause a variety of TMJ symptoms that you wouldn’t typically associate with your jaw joints. Head, neck and facial pain can be linked to problems originating from the temporomandibular joints. Our experienced TMJ dentists can assess your bite and determine whether a TMJ disorder is the root of your head, neck and facial pain.
TMJ can cause other painful symptoms, such as:
  • Chronic headaches
  • Toothaches
  • Ear pain
  • Back pain

So, how does your jaw cause pain in the head, neck, face and elsewhere? These symptoms can be brought about by the interconnected network of nerves, muscles and blood vessels around your jaw joints. If this interconnected network is strained, overextended or fatigued by a bite or jaw problem, then pain can be felt in other areas because of the links between your jaw joints and the muscles of your head, neck and face.

Dentists like our dentists who are experienced in neuromuscular dentistry can determine if your symptoms are caused by problems with your jaw joints or if other factors may be contributing to your pain.

If you are searching for an experienced Scottsdale TMJ dentist, please contact Scott LeSueur, DDS, & Charles Dodaro, DDS, to schedule a consultation at our Mesa office.

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