Temporomandibular Joint / Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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TMJ/TMD in Merrillville, IN

Your Temporomandibular Joint is located close to your ear between your upper and lower jaw. People with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) can experience severe pain or discomfort that may either be temporary or last for many years. Dr. Richter at Richter Dental must perform a complete dental and medical evaluation to properly diagnose TMD. If you experience any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD):

Head Pain

  • Forehead
  • Temples
  • "Migraine" headaches
  • "Sinus" headaches
  • Shooting pain up back of head
  • Hair and/or scalp painful to touch

Ear Problems

  • Hissing, buzzing or ringing
  • Decreased hearing
  • Ear ache or pain without infection
  • Clogged, "itchy" ears
  • Vertigo, dizziness


  • Discomfort
  • Limited opening of mouth
  • Inability to open smoothly
  • Jaw deviates to one side when opening
  • Locks shut or open
  • Cannot find bite

Neck Problems

  • Lack of mobility
  • Neck pain
  • Tired, sore muscles
  • Shoulder aches and backaches
  • Arm and finger numbness and/or pain


  • Cleanching, grinding at night
  • Looseness and soreness


  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Laryngitis
  • Sore throat with no infection
  • Voice irregularities or changes
  • Frequent coughing or constant clearing of throat
  • Feeling of foreign object in throat constantly


  • Pain behind eyes
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • May bulge out
  • Sensitive to sunlight

Jaw Problems

  • Clicking, popping jaw joints
  • Grating sounds
  • Pain in cheek muscles
  • Uncontrollable jaw and/or tongue movements

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