TMJ Symptoms During Pregnancy

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Wed, 05/20/2015

If you’re an expectant mother in Greenville and you are experiencing increased soreness in your jaw area, you might be suffering from TMJ.

Even if you have never encountered pre-existing TMJ symptoms before, it is not uncommon to begin showing signs of the disorder with the onset of pregnancy. If you were already experiencing symptoms of TMJ prior to becoming pregnant, it is likely that your condition may become exacerbated by the pregnancy.

Symptoms of TMJ can include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Facial swelling
  • Limited jaw joint mobility
  • Migraine-like headaches

Whether your pregnancy has been the catalyst of your symptoms or is making your existing condition more severe, it is likely that these symptoms are the result of increased teeth clenching or grinding caused by:

  • Additional physical stress being put on the body
  • Hormonal changes
  • Poor sleeping patterns

Fortunately, our experienced Greenville dentists can help you manage your TMJ symptoms so you can enjoy your pregnancy.

If you are a pregnant woman in Greenville and you think you may be experiencing TMJ symptoms, it’s important to get a professional diagnosis so you can pursue the appropriate treatment. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, call Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles at 252-291-2892 today.

Dixon Boles & Associates