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The two temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw plan an important role in your overall oral function. When they are compromised by physical dysfunction, latent inflammation, or muscular distress, it can have a significant negative effect on your overall quality of life.

Early symptoms of chronic TMJ disorder could also include a dull ache or soreness near the temples, in front of the ears, or within the temporomandibular joints. Some individuals also complain of increasing pain when biting down and applying pressure to the joints. This might also be accompanied by an abnormal click when chewing.

After diagnosing your TMJ disorder Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman and her staff can help develop an effective treatment strategy to mitigate your symptoms.

The first approach often starts with simple lifestyle modifications in food choices, applying hot or cold packs, and performing some basic facial stretches. If these subtle changes in your daily habits don’t improve your TMJ disorder discomfort, Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman might advocate a more advanced treatment strategy.

If you live in the Minden, Nevada, area and you’ve been experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, you should call 775-782-2799 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Celeste M. Eckerman DDS LLC.