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Signs that you need to see a TMJ dentist in Spokane

If you follow the health news, you have probably heard of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. This is a group of disorders affecting the jaw joint, with potentially debilitating effects. However, it is frequently undiagnosed and untreated. Why? It is a complex condition, with several possible causes and possible symptoms. No two cases are alike, making it confusing, even for doctors. Thanks to specially trained dental professionals such as Dr. Doug Brossoit of Spokane, WA, sufferers are finally finding relief.

Many TMJ patients have spent year visiting doctors to no avail. You could have TMJ disorder and not even know it. Here is a quick quiz:
  • Do your jaws ever pop, grind, or make other sounds?
  • Do you clench or grind your teeth?
  • Does your face sometimes feel tired and achy, as if it were too heavy for your head?
  • Do your jaws tire easily when you chew?
  • Have you ever turned down a snack, or cut a meal short because eating was making your headache?
  • Do your jaws sometimes “stick” and not open or close all the way?
  • Do you feel pain, or hear ringing, in your ears?
  • Does your head sometimes hurt so bad that you feel nauseated?
  • Do your jaws or head hurt when you wake in the morning?
  • Have you been diagnosed with a condition such as migraines or tinnitus, yet no treatment helps?
  • Have you ever been told that there is nothing wrong, and the pain is “all in your head?”
If you answered “Yes” to one or several of these questions, you may benefit from seeing a TMJ dentist whose primary focus and expertise is the non-surgical treatment of TMJ. A general physician studies every structure, system, and function in the body. Therefore, the jaw is necessarily brief part of medical school. Unfortunately the same is true for dentists, when it comes to the jaw joints or (TMJ's). Dental students get very little, if any, experience or opportunity to treat a TMJ problem while in school. Once they get into private practice, they have little or no knowledge of how the jaw joints actually work, or how to treat them when something goes wrong. Most dentists have been trained to provide a night guard or splint for their patient, along with anti-inflammatory medications and a soft diet. In many situations that doesn't work for very long, and they are referred them to an Oral Surgeon, who may recommend surgery.

Dr. Brossoit has had extensive additional education and experience in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of complex conditions such as TMJ disorders. He has even served as an instructor with the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. If you suffer from chronic, undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed pain, Dr. Brossoit may be able to help.

Call 888-999-9688 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brossoit today, and find out if TMJ disorder could be the cause of your chronic pain.

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