Do you suffer from unexplained ear pain? Does your jaw hurt after eating or when you wake up in the morning, and you’re not sure why? We encounter patients everyday who have pain issues like these but don’t know what’s causing it. They don’t know who to turn to for help, and therefore, suffer needlessly from pain that is easily treatable. The culprit could be temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD.
Meet one of our recent patients who was suffering from ear and jaw pain. We treated her using a couple different techniques and she is now pain free. You can read in her own words how relieved she was to finally find a solution for her TMD issues:
“Good day, Dr. Klauer. I just wanted to let you know that since the sugar injection I’ve had no pain in my ear! In fact, I am pain free since I last saw you. I have the random discomfort of a sore jaw in the mornings or if I’m lying on the right side while watching TV, but it goes away pretty quickly once I’m aware and change positions. I’m eating well without the appliance, too! I am so relieved. Thank you for all you do for patients like myself who felt so helpless and thought that there was no solution. I am so grateful — I hope this continues and look forward to many positive routine visits.”
Does this patient’s story sound similar to your own? Do you think you might have TMD? Jaw pain is just one symptom of TMD. Other symptoms include:
- Pain around temporomandibular joint
- Aching around the ears
- Pain or difficulty when chewing
- Facial pain or aching
- Locking or limited movement of the jaw
Fortunately, we have several ways to treat TMD that are fast and effective. In fact, our patient was so happy to have found out about our practice and the services we offer to help resolve TMJ issues that she drives 5 hours each way for her treatments.
If you live in Granger, Indiana or the surrounding area, look no further than TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre to help relieve the nagging symptoms of TMD.