Knoxville TMJ Consultations Can Help with Back and Neck Pain from TMJ

Is your neck and back pain related to your jaw alignment? What about headaches and TMJ? These symptoms could very well be related to TMJ. TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder, also referred to as TMD) is often a source of pain in the upper back, shoulders, and neck. If you are in Knoxville and suffer from TMJ symptoms, Dr. Jason Phillips at Family Dentistry of Knoxville would be pleased to meet with you to assess your jaw and TMJ symptoms as well as discuss TMJ treatment options.

Jaw Alignment, TMJ, and Back Pain

Improving your jaw’s alignment could result in a variety of side effects disappearing. Many people with TMJ don’t realize that it can cause problems beyond clicking in the jaw as well as jaw pain. Pain and ringing in the ears (Tinnitus) as well as headaches, back pain, and neck and shoulder pain could also be a result of the temporomandibular joint. Getting a TMJ assessment could help you determine if pain in your neck, back, jaw, ears, and elsewhere are related.

Stress can cause you to clench your teeth, resulting in jaw pain. Jaw pain can cause you to clench your shoulders to compensate for the pain in your mouth. This can cause radiating pain through to your back as well as the neck and shoulders. Many people with TMJ find that their symptoms are exacerbated in times of stress.

Treatment for TMJ in Knoxville, TN

Family Dentistry of Knoxville can help you stop TMJ pain from invading your life. Dr. Phillips can recommend a variety of treatment options that could improve the jaw’s alignment. Dental work, wearing a night guard to prevent clenching, and recommending specific jaw exercise could help you.

Call the team at Family Dentistry of Knoxville at (865) 686-6423 to book your TMJ consultation. We are taking on new family dentistry patients, offer cosmetic dental services like teeth whitening, dental veneers, and more, and Dr. Phillips and his team also offer restorative dentistry services and dental implant restorations.

Call to schedule your smile evaluation with our Doctor today! (865) 686-6423