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TMJ 102 – Myo-Facial Pain and Headaches

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There are many different symptoms of TMJ condition such as pain in the jaw joint, a clicking as well as popping jaw, migraines, facial discomfort, buzzing of the ears, neck discomfort, as well as back pain.

While there are lots of possible causes, one the primary reasons is an imbalanced bite. This is the second of a series of video clips exploring the bite as well as exactly how it affects the TemporoMandibular Joints (TMJ). signs.

TMJ 102 – Myofacial pain – Even the most basic bite imbalance could cause signs and symptoms. It depends on the individual's capacity to adjust to the discrepancy.

12 Comments
Gregory Pucel July 19, 2012 2:15:40

Sometimes in my experience if the Front crown in too thick it will drive
the jaw backward causing TMJ symptoms – especially with a deep bite

Wayne Filkins January 6, 2013 5:16:53

I believe this to be my problem, except I don’t know if it is caused by the
bite. I was wrestling with someone about 8 years ago who was much heavier
than myself, and we both ended up rolling onto my head, and my jaw popped
and I couldn’t open it very far for like a week or two. Since then it opens
then veers off to the side, which is shown in I think your tmj 104 video.
The reason I think this is my problem though is because I can feel my jaw
in my ear with the “finger in the ear” trick

Gregory Pucel January 7, 2013 17:02:54

You certainly have a bite/jaw imbalance. How much of a problem this will
cause you is unknown. I suggest that you get it checked out by someone in
your area that is well-versed in TMJ

twowheelworld February 20, 2013 18:47:33

Did you manage to find a specialist in the UK? I’ve had the same issue,
telling my dentist over and over with little help!

twowheelworld February 21, 2013 19:16:31

that’s good! hopefully i can have the same luck!

degge4ever April 25, 2013 7:06:54

Hi Dr. Pucel, I am curious as to the more conservative treatments for the
various TMJ problems, ranging from myofacial pain, headache and clicking.
Are conservative treatments always exhausted before doing permanent changes
to the bite?

Gregory Pucel October 17, 2013 14:38:41

I cannot speak for other practitioners but I always try to exhaust
conservative treatment before I do any aggressive treatment. If a dentist
has you in any kind of bite splint permanent bite changes may occur. for
there to be TMJ dysfunction there is usually some associated bite imbalance
that needs to be rectified.

April A November 1, 2014 0:25:58

Does TMJ cause burning and tingling feeling in face and head? I got all
these symptoms after 4 teeth fillings and a surgery for my impacted wisdom
tooth. When the dentist put the anesthetic shot to get my bottom first
molar filled, my tonsil became swollen and I felt as if there was a lump in
my throat and I couldn’t open my mouth wide or speak. And she continued her
work: drilling the cavity and filling the tooth.

    Gregory Pucel November 19, 2014 2:26:16

    I cannot speak to the cause. It could come from many sources including a
    minor change in bite. And yes it is possible that burning and tingling
    could be a symptom of some structural imbalance from the bite or the body.

Lady Vonrenee March 5, 2015 12:38:11

Where can I purchase a model like that to educate my patients?

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