What is TMD and how is it treated?

TMD disorder can develop if your upper and lower jaws are not in the correct relationship to each other, placing stress on your facial muscles and your jaw joints, called temporomandibular joints. It’s a problem that can cause inflammation and jaw pain, chronic headaches, earache, and you may clench and grind your teeth, an issue called bruxism. Facial pain can spread into your neck and shoulders. If you have noticed jaw or facial pain, we can help you.

Treating TMD Disorder

TMD disorder can be treated, by realigning the jaws correctly, which will then reduce the stress on your facial muscles and your joints, which in turn reduces the inflammation and pain. TMD disorder frequently causes bruxism, so one way we can help you is by providing a custom mouthguard worn during sleep. The device is designed to fit over your teeth, placing your jaw in a more relaxed position and preventing you from clenching and grinding.

Nov, 02, 2020