Do I have TMJ? West Kelowna

Do I have TMJ?

Do I have TMJ


Every person has a TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Not every person has a TMJ Disorder. When you experience TMJ symptoms like:

  • Pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain in and around your ear
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Many more symptoms including ear, eye and sinus issues

you might have a TMJ Disorder.

When pain persists, you definitely need to visit a doctor. When untreated, TMJ Disorders can cause serious pain problems that require medical care. Long term TMJ patients often suffer from excruciating migraines and headaches, jaw and neck pain, depression, and social disorders. Please don’t wait when you experience any of these symptoms. Take action soon. Waiting – usually makes things worse.

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Waiting with medical treatment probably makes things worse

While it’s not universally true that waiting with medical treatment will always make things worse, in many cases, delaying medical care can lead to significantly more severe health problems. Early diagnosis and treatment of conditions, from chronic diseases to acute infections, are crucial for several reasons. Firstly, early intervention can prevent diseases from progressing to more serious stages, where they become more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat.

For instance a TMJ disorder, if detected early, can often be treated more effectively, leading to better outcomes and results. Secondly, early treatment can often prevent complications that arise from the progression of the issue. These complications can not only worsen the patient’s quality of life but also make the treatment process more complex and risky.

Therefore, seeking prompt medical attention upon noticing symptoms or health changes is essential for the best possible health outcomes. Need a TMJ practitioner in Kelowna? Contact Dr. Shauna Palmer at Health & Beauty dentistry today.


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