While an estimated 10 million people in the US suffer from TMJ problems, many of these people go undiagnosed and untreated, living with extreme pain for years. When symptoms first start, they might be mild or come and go. Also, people might not associate their ear pain or headaches with TMD.
Live a Pain Free Life
Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches or have popping and clicking sounds in your jaw?
Jaw pain while speaking, eating and yawning
Headaches, earaches, neck & shoulder pain
Clicking & popping sounds from your jaw
Chronic pain and lack of proper sleep robs people of the ability to enjoy life, negatively impacts relationships, work, and contributes to poor health. There is nothing more rewarding to me as a medical professional than to be able to help patients and restore their quality of life.
Dr. Tanya Kushner
Good news there is relief
The temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw to your upper. When there is a problem with this joint, it is known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. The excruciating pain that occurs when speaking or eating is due to an inflammation of the joint.
TMD can be caused by a number of conditions such as trauma or injury to the joint, clenching or grinding the teeth, bite misalignments, and arthritis just to name a few. Regardless of the root cause, however, TMD can cause discomfort and at times, severe pain.
How TMD affects the nation
Americans are affected by TMD*
of TMD patients are female*
of TMD sufferers don’t seek treatment*
days of work are lost to TMD annually*