I recently was referred a patient that was suffering from extreme pain in her jaw.
The patient was afraid she was having a heart attack because the pain in her jaw would not subside. (A heart attack can exhibit pain to the jaw or arm.)
She went a dentist in Solana Beach who didn’t examine her temporimandibular joint (TMJ), and so the patient went to her cardiac surgeon.
After examining her, the heart surgeon contacted me.
It turns out the pain was related to her temporimandibular joint. Her original dentist just didn’t know how to do a TMJ exam.
We got her all taken care of here at Moonlight Beach Dental.
If you’re experiencing TMJ pain, or any sort of jaw pain, let us know. Many people don’t realize that we can help with that.