If you are experiencing unusual pain in your jaw, head, and neck area, it may be time to visit us here at Royal East Dental! TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder is usually the reason behind pain like this. Finding TMD treatment near you starts with coming in to ensure that the symptoms you are experiencing are directly linked to your TMJ and not something else.
A proper examination is needed to diagnose TMJ disorder. After your dentist near you completes this exam, we’ll be able to develop a complete treatment plan to address the pain you’re experiencing and any underlying issues that are contributing to it. Completing this plan relieves the pain and restores the full function and comfort of your teeth and mouth.
TMD, sometimes also referred to as TMJ (temporomandibular joint), is an acronym that stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD occurs when the joint near the front of the ear and jaw doesn’t connect or function properly. This misalignment causes inflammation, which is referred to as TMD.
The causes of this inflammation directly link back to issues with the joint. When there is poor bite alignment or other inconsistencies in the surfaces across your mouth, the joint won’t align properly, creating inflammation. If you grind your teeth, then this consistent grinding and chewing motion can also cause your joints to become inflamed. Additionally, if your jaw or the joint near your ear becomes injured, this can also cause TMD.
To determine if this inflammation is starting to cause problems, consider if you have any of the following symptoms:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your dentist in Dundas for dental exam. We will tell you if what you are experiencing is TMD and what can be done to treat it.
After receiving a diagnosis, TMD treatment in Dundas is as easy as coming to Royal East Dental. We will determine what exactly is going on to create the inflammation and then what would be the best way to treat these underlying issues.
Give us a call today to discuss how we can help you treat your TMJ pain and the issues causing it.