TMJ disorder, or TMD, is a common dental issue that occurs when the temporomandibular joint in the jaw becomes inflamed. TMD is the cause of several unpleasant symptoms including:
- Headaches and Migraines: Are headaches or migraines are causing you pain? You will find it more difficult to be focused and alert. This head pain can also cause nausea and exhaustion.
- Ringing or Buzzing in Ears: TMD is known to cause tinnitus, which is a ringing sound in the ears. This noise always frustrates those who hear it and can even distract them from their daily tasks.
- Face, Jaw, and Neck Pain: Known to create aching sensations in the jaw area, the facial muscles, the neck, and even the shoulders. These areas may feel tired and worn down.
- Clicking or Locking of the Joint: The annoying clicking in your temporomandibular joint may escalate to locking. When your jawbone locks, you will not be able to open or close your mouth for an extended period of time. This can be frightening, embarrassing, and debilitating.
If you or your loved one is suffering from any of these symptoms, a visit to the dentist can help immensely.
Our dentists know how to relieve your TMJ pain. First, set up an appointment with one of our dentists. They will take the time to learn more about the state of your temporomandibular joint and your symptoms. We can find out what is causing your TMD and then treat it accurately. Dentists will work to decrease the inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. Also, they will improve its health and function. They can lessen your symptoms with massage, medication, and other special treatments. Also, our dentists can even teach you how to decrease your own pain levels at home when you are unable to come into the office.
No one should have to settle for constant discomfort. Our wonderful dentists can learn more about your personal TMD and how to treat it when you come in for a consultation. If you’re ready to start enjoying a more comfortable life, give us a call today.