Have You Experienced Numbness in Your Arms or Fingers?
Are you someone who often experiences numbness in your arms and fingers? You may be surprised to hear that it could actually be due to a jaw joint disorder. Although many people tend to make an appointment with their doctor when they experience any numbness or tingling in the muscles or nerves in their body, many people do not realized that it actually could have a dental cause. This is especially true if you snore or have sleep disordered breathing.
Many times people who are feeling numbness in their arms and fingers are experiencing these symptoms because they have TMJ. When you’re diagnosed with TMJ it means that your jaw is not aligned correctly, which can affect the muscles and nerves in your body.
It can be difficult to live your life to the fullest when you’re experiencing numbness in your arms and fingers. The tingling and pressure that you feel in your muscles and nerves can range in their degree, from being mildly annoying to being very painful. And your arms and fingers aren’t the only area of your body that can be affected, as you can also experience numbness, as well as some pressure, in your face (facial muscles) and hands.
Your Jaw Could be Causing the Numbness
There could be a very close relationship between your teeth, jaw, jaw joint and the numbness that you’re currently experiencing. So how exactly is the numbness caused? Numbness is one of the many symptoms related to TMJ, a jaw joint disorder that causes an imbalance in jaw muscles due to a misaligned bite. Your body will compensate for this imbalance by recruiting more muscles to try to compensate and get the jaw into the correct position. This tends to put a lot of strain on your body’s muscles, as well as the nerves. The primary muscles directly related to hand and arm numbness due to nerve entrapment are the Scalene Muscles that are accesory respiratory muscles. That is why snoring exacerbates the problem. The numbness can also be related to pectoral minor muscles or head posture and the cervical spine.
A Dental Solution
There are a few options available when it comes to effectively treating TMJ. This includes dental solutions like orthotics, which involves creating a special mouth piece that will help to correct the imbalance in your jaw muscles, as well as full mouth reconstruction with veneers, and implants. These dental options are definitely worth taking a closer look into because these are treatments that will correct the TMJ disorder, which will help to eliminate any uncomfortable an annoying symptoms that you may be experiencing.
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Find Out What’s Right for You
In order to find out what your best options are and accordingly what’s going to work best for you, you’re going to need a thorough evaluation. This way, we can work with you to determine what the best option would be for you.