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Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Dysfunction is pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. People withTMJ may have jaw clicking, clenching, teeth grinding, difficulty chewing, locking of the jaw, pain and headaches. Sometimes people also complain of ear ringing (tinnitus), dizziness, lightheadedness, Sleep disruption, Sinusitis, Ear congestion & pain, neck & shoulder pain, throat irritation, Jaw muscle pain, Jaw opening pain, Locked jaw.

Common treatments include medications, bite guards, and physical therapy. However, often acupuncture and Botox can provide more lasting relief of symptoms.