Cris Simmons DDS

Your Jaw Pain & TMJ Expert


Understanding TMJ

Understanding TMJ

TMJ is a serious condition having to do with the relationship between the teeth, muscles and jaws joints. Unlike other dental conditions, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ is not a tooth by tooth problem but a systemic one.

Unfortunately, many who suffer from TMJ cannot find effective treatment. Patients have reported going form dentist to dentist, often consulting physicians, only to find that no one has been able to help.

It’s not in your head. TMJ/TMD is a very real and painful disorder!  We understand what you are going through and can offer effective solutions.

TMJ & Related Problems

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may have TMJ:

  • Frequent headaches including migraine type
  • Jaw pain, popping or clicking
  • Jaw locking- restricted ability to open or close your mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Ear ringing- tinnitus
  • Neck or facial pain & tension
  • Trouble chewing

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