Dental Treatment of TMJ/TMD
Suffering from TMJ/TMD?
If you or a loved one is suffering from Chronic headaches, persistent popping and/or clicking in the jaw, and a variety of other undesirable symptoms may be associated with temporomandibular joint disorder also referred to as TMD or TMJ disorder. Located in the area where the jaw meets the skull, the temporomandibular joint can be the source of extreme orofacial discomfort for many individuals. In severe cases, the pain can even spread into other parts of the body and have a negative impact on one’s overall livelihood. At our Scottsdale dental office, we offers several options that can significantly reduce the symptoms of Temporomandibular joint disease.
What caused TMJ/TMD?
The temporomandibular joint is responsible for moving your jaw up, down and side to side as you chew, talk, and yawn. TMD can be caused by a number of things such as, excessive grinding and clinching, old injury, dislocation of the jawbone, arthritis, and more. Some of the more common signs of TMJ/TMD are
What are the common signs of TMJ/TMD?
Headaches, Jaw pain, Neck, shoulder and back pain, Issues with chewing, biting, or opening your mouth.
What are the treatments for TMJ/TMD?
Customized Appliances such as Nightguard, bite realignment, Botox injections, medicine
Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to minimize TMD symptoms and prevent any future damage to the temporomandibular joint and jawbone. As with many dental conditions, early and comprehensive treatment is the best way to help resolve TMJ disorder.