How Are Your Facial Muscles Affected by TMJ?

The joint that connects your jaw to your skull is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). When this joint is out of alignment, it can cause a myriad of problems that you may not realize are being caused by your jaw. Your TMJ is a part of a huge mass of muscles that connect your neck, back, and shoulders to your face and skull. All of these muscles can be negatively affected when your TMJ is misaligned, so you may be experiencing symptms that you don’t necessarily associate with your jaw. A TMJ disorder can result in jaw pain, popping or clicking; ear pain or tinnitus; eye pain, sinus pressure, neck pain, back pain, and shoulder pain. Please take a look at this graphic which shows all of the muscular groups that can be affected by a misaligned TMJ:


TMJ Diagnosis | Dentist in Texas


At our dental office, Dr. Ronald W. Konig is a post-graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) where he mastered the technologies and techniques necessary to treat TMJ disorders. He will call upon this training and his decades of experience to determine if TMJ is what is causing your suffering and how to properly and effectively treat you. Please schedule a consultation for TMJ treatment by filling out the contact form on this page or calling us at 713-668-2289. We are proud to serve patients in Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, and the nearby areas of Texas.

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