TMD Sore Jaw

From recurring headaches and jaw pain to face tingling and even eye pain, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) can manifest itself in a number of distressing symptoms. Many people don’t even realize their head and facial pain stems from jaw problems, or even sleep apnea for that matter, but the truth is, they’re all connected.

Here at the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan, we specialize in the treatment of Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and head/facial pain, as well as sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. To learn more, get a free consultation when you call us at (586) 203-2150.

Headaches, Craniofacial Pain, and TMJ/TMD are part of a specialty bridging the divide between medicine and dentistry. Many of our patients say they were unsure who to contact regarding their symptoms: A primary care physician? A dentist? A surgeon? An ENT doctor?  Their quest often sends them on a wild good chase for solutions.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that migraines, headaches, ear pain, eye pain and dizziness can all stem from different areas of the head and neck. Thus, it’s a challenge to determine which doctor is the best option. Dr. Roman Sadikoff is an excellent choice, as he is extensively trained in sleep-related breathing disorders and craniofacial pain.

In fact, he provides treatment of TMJ disorders, facial pain and sleep apnea right in his office.

Symptoms You May Be Experiencing

Perhaps you have chronic headaches, or you may get dizzy often, or you may even feel pain when chewing. Do you experience:

  • Face, neck or throat pain?
  • Constant headaches?
  • Jaw and eye pain?
  • Dizziness?
  • Numbness, tingling, shocking in hands or arms?
  • Muscle twitching?
  • Burning mouth?
  • Nasal and sinus congestion?
  • Fullness, congestion or “wooshing” sounds?
  • Ringing in the ear?
  • Clicking, popping, crunching and locking noises when you open and close your mouth?
  • Pain when chewing?
  • A bite that feels off or different than before?
  • Difficulty opening your mouth?

If you answered yes to any of those, you could suffer from TMD. Head and facial symptoms are main complaints, but surprisingly, TMD can have far-reaching consequences.

Treatment: What We Offer

TMD can certainly lead to more obvious symptoms such as facial pain and headaches. But it can also result in back, neck and shoulder pain as well, which adds to the confusion of where the root cause is coming from. We treat it all. The Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan offers:

  • Treatment for headaches (daily, recurrent, nightly), migraines and ear pain
  • Treatment for facial pain and jaw pain
  • Treatment for eye, neck, throat and base of skull pain
  • Treatment for teeth clenching, grinding, gnashing
  • Treatment for shoulder and back pain
  • Treatment for nasal and sinus congestion

All of these treatments can help you not only relieve your pain and discomfort but sleep better at night too. If you have sleep apnea symptoms on top of the above, we can treat both here at the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan, as we know sleep apnea, facial pain and headaches can all be related.

Contact the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan

If you have exhausted all your resources and just don’t know where to turn, call the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan today at (586) 203-2150. We have extensive experience in the treatment of head and facial pain as it relates to TMD.