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TMJ Expert Dr. Sid Solomon DDS


The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull. However, it can be affected by a disorder, TMJfor short, that causes you serious pain; inhibits your speech, diet, and life; and can even lead to other oral health issues. But how do you know that the pain you’re feeling in your jaw is TMJ and not just a sign of fatigue or something else?

Life is Pain

First, you need to examine and assess the pain you are feeling. The symptom area with TMJ is much wider than onetmjwould expect. While the pain, swelling, or tenderness will often start in the face or jaw area, it can spread the the ear, neck, and even shoulders. This pain is also exacerbated by jaw movement, such as chewing, talking, or opening your mouth wide.

Pain resulting from TMJ can be found almost anywhere in the upper body, including:

  • Teeth
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Ear
  • Shoulders

Stiff and Stuck

Another common symptom of TMJ disorder is that your mouth might feel “stuck” in an specific position. It might be hard to open or close your mouth. If your face feels tired, that is a bad sign. It might also feel like your teeth do not fit together properly.

Snap, Crackle, and Pop

If your jaw is making a lot of noise when you move it, you are probably experiencing TMJ disorder to some level. These noises can range anywhere from a slight clicking to a constant grinding to a loud popping.

Can You Hear Me Now?

TMJ can not only cause serious earaches, but it can also cause associated problems like hearing loss (temporary or permanent), dizziness, and ringing in your ears. Because the jaw and the ear are so connected, TMJ disorder can mess up the function and inner balance of your ear.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please come see Dr. Solomon. He will be able to diagnose and treat your TMJ disorder. You don’t have to live in discomfort every day. We can help you.

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by Anonymous on October 2, 2018

This is a great dental office. They greet you when you enter, and give you a status report on how soon you will be seen. They do thorough and professional work on you, so you are always satisfied with the results. And when you are finished, they are generous with their time planning your next visit, and answering any questions you might have. They also give fantastic advice on what you should be doing at home to maintain great dental health.

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by CRYSTAL L on October 2, 2018

First class operation. Excellent care for over a decade!

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by NAZY Z on October 2, 2018

On time and took care of exactly what I was concerned about.. Thank you had a great experience

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by William (Drew) P on October 2, 2018

The costs are incredibly high, even with insurance. I would not go back and not refer anyone. I am going to try to be placed with a different primary care dentist.

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by Kami C on October 2, 2018

He is very patient and kind when dealing with TMD. I also like his techniques he uses to get to the root of the issue and not just patch it up like many dentists I have dealt with before.

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by VICTORIA B on October 2, 2018

Office very nice, and staff friendly. Dr Solomon very professional and full of expert information , would go back and tell friends, Thank You