The ability for eating and speech is made possible by the movements of our jaws. The temporomandibular joints in our faces are complex ball and socket joints with many moving parts and pieces. If one part fails, the whole system will suffer. In the case of temporomandibular disorders, also called TMD, the joints have become damaged in some way.
Know how to spot TMD. Here are some of the most common symptoms:
– Do you have any joint pain when your jaw is moving?
– Do you have any muscle stiffness or pain around your head?
– Do you get headaches?
– Is there any popping or clicking sounds when you open your jaw?
– Does your jaw ever lock up?
– Do you suffer from arthritis, jaw dislocation or injury, tooth and jaw misalignment issues, stress, anxiety, or bruxism?
If you have any of these symptoms, you may suffer from TMD. Treatment is available. Our team at [practice_name] can help you deal with pains associated with TMD. Listed below are some common treatments:
– You can follow exercises that are specifically designed to strengthen your jaw muscles.
– Some medications, such as muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medications can help with TMD.
– Bruxism treatments for grinding your teeth can be minimized with bite plates or night guards.
– Avoid extreme movements to your jaw, including deep yawns and chewing gum.
If you think you suffer from TMD, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. [doctor_name] by calling us at [phone], and speak with a member of our team. Our office is located in [city], [state]. We look forward to fixing your smile!