Common Complaints from TMJD Sufferers
Do You Say These Things?
Many patients do not know they have TMJD and suffer for years without proper treatment. TMJD can present symptoms like many other health conditions, which often causes patients to be misdiagnosed. This leads to years of frustration and pain for many individuals- diminishing their quality of life.
If you find yourself saying any of these things, you may be suffering from TMJD.
“I’ve been to several doctors and they don’t know how to fix this.”
“I’m in pain.”
“I’ve been suffering for years and nobody seems to have the answers.”
“My jaw gets tired when I talk a lot or eat certain foods.”
“I’ve had root canals and the teeth pulled, but the pain is still there.”
“Some foods aren’t worth eating anymore and I stay away from them.”
“I’ve been to the ENT and they say my ears are clear and nothing’s wrong.”
“I’m tired of being on medication that doesn’t work.”
“My meds make me not myself.”
“I want my life back.”
“My headaches are always there and I just deal with it.”
“Every morning I take Advil as soon as I get up.”
“My balance is bad.”
“The ringing in my ears is driving me crazy.”
“I don’t sleep well and I use sleep meds.”
“I’m on anti-depression medication because this is depressing me.”
“I have pain in my joint and down my neck and shoulder.”
“I go to the chiropractor and nothing holds in place for long.”
“I want to play with my kids and clean my house. I don’t want them to say mommy’s laying down again.”
“I don’t want surgery.”
There are many more complaints associated with TMJD. TMJD is a life altering condition that if left untreated, can lead to cause chronic pain, limited ability to move the jaw, loss of the ability to move the jaw, damage to tooth enamel, tooth loss, and other serious complications. These complications can seriously impact a patient’s quality of life and ability to eat and to talk.
If you suspect you have TMJD and live in Pittsburgh or the Greater Pittsburgh area, schedule an appointment for a consultation and TMJD evaluation today with Dr. George by calling 724-934-3422. We will listen to your symptoms and concerns, and design a customized treatment plan to address the cause of your TMJD.