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TMJ Symptoms

Woman With TMJ Pain

Know the Warning Signs!

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the connecting joint between the jawbone and skull. When muscles, jawbone, and teeth all operate properly, biting and chewing is coordinated to be smooth and pain-free.

Sometimes, however, things can get “out of whack.”

When teeth don’t line up properly in the upper or lower jaws, the extra muscular stress causes muscle and jaw pain. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain in the face, head, neck, and teeth, plus earaches and spasms of the facial muscles.

Contact us to schedule a consultation on TMJ disorder. Treatments may include dental appliances, night guards, or restorative procedures to reverse the effects of grinding and malocclusion. Contact us today.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder include:

  • Popping or clicking of jaw joint when opening your mouth
  • Chronic headaches
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Difficult or painful chewing
  • Ringing or popping sound in your ears
  • Sore jaw or unexplained pain in your head or neck
  • Trouble turning your head from side to side

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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