These Symptoms Could be TMJ Disorder

A variety of troubles can be linked to the temperomandibular joint (TMJ) which is the connection between the lower teeth and the skull. 

Key takeaways: 

– Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include jaw pain, clicking noises when the jaw moves, headaches and muscle tension.

– Rarer symptoms include finger tingling/numbness, blurred vision and light sensitivity.

– If your doctor cannot ascertain the cause of these symptoms, talk to your dentist to see if the root cause is TMJ disorder.

“Since the temporomandibular joint is so close to the trigeminal nerve—which is the largest cranial nerve in the human body—problems with this joint can cause unusual symptoms”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.