Signs of TMJ Disorders/TMD

Untreated TMJ/TMD Problems May Cause a Variety of Problems, From Jaw Pain to Migraines

Those suffering from TMJ disorders, also known as TMD, can attest to several painful symptoms that can progressively worsen and become chronic. Orange County patients who come to Dr. Angham (Ann) Abdulla to seek a natural and permanent solution often suffer from multiple symptoms, including:

  • Morning headaches
  • Pain in the temple area
  • Muscle spasms in the face and jaw
  • Clicking or "popping" jaw
  • Swelling of the face
  • Pain, ringing, or pressure in the ears
  • Trouble chewing and a misaligned bite
  • Facial swelling or inflamed jaw muscles
  • Sinus pressure
  • Pain in the eyes, neck, face, and jaw
  • Undiagnosed breathing disorders

For some, the discomfort and pain caused by TMD can make eating and speaking difficult. TMJ disorders can also cause migraine headaches and sleep apnea. Many patients looking for relief may visit a general practice doctor or their dentist in an effort to learn the source of their jaw pain; however, without specialized training and experience in TMJ disorders, the problem could be missed, misdiagnosed, or mistreated.

TMJ-Related Pain Relief Treatments Available in Laguna Hills, Orange County, CA

Dr. Abdulla is one of only a few Orange County dentists specifically trained to identify and treat TMJ issues using a completely non-surgical, holistic approach. Contact our office today to schedule a no-charge initial appointment with Dr. Abdulla and learn more about her highly effective and affordable treatment plans for relieving TMJ-related pain.

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I went to see Dr. Abdulla for TMJ and sleep apnea. I had recently got back from a trip and thought I had hurt my neck on a pillow, I had been to see a chiropractor 3 times to no avail.

She believed my neck hurt so bad from the TMJ. (I just thought I had a clicking jaw). I was going to go for physical therapy. She said just give me 4 visits for TMJ and if you are not feeling better then go to PT. My neck was feeling better after 2 visits! My neck pain is gone and I am sleeping so much better since I started wearing the mouth piece for sleep apnea. I highly recommend Dr. Abdulla!

Adrienne M., Cypress, CA

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