Brunel Dental Practice

What Are The Hidden Signs Of TMJ Disorder?

You may have temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder but don’t know it. This is because the unusual symptoms are strongly related to other medical problems.

TMJ disorder can cause jaw pain, but there are other symptoms that are not so obviously connected to the jaw.

Key takeaways:

Jaw misalignment can cause neck problems including numbness, severe neck pains, and stiffness when you turn your head. You may also have a tingling sensation in your fingers. 

TMJ disorder builds up tension around the surrounding muscles and tissue which often affects the trigeminal nerve, resulting in poor vision. Patients may experience watery eyes, blurred vision and sensitivity to light.

 Although not common, TMJ disorder can also cause a ringing sound in the ear which is often not accompanied by other problems such as loss of balance, dizziness, ear pain or pressure. This medical condition is known as tinnitus.

If you do worry about your teeth and overall health, then you will schedule an appointment with your dentist who will examine your mouth to determine if you have an incorrect bite.


Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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