Find A Solution To Your TMJ / TMD Disorder
What is TMJ / TMD?
Do you ever experience a clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth? Have you been suffering from headaches or migraines and no one seems to be able to help you? Do you feel any clogging or congestion in one or both of your ears? These are just a few of many symptoms that might be associated with TMD, or Temporomandibular Dysfunction, a common condition affecting the jaw joint or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).
TMJ dysfunction, often referred to as TMD, is a disharmony between the way the jaw joint works in an unstrained position and the way the teeth and bite work during those movements.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is not just a disorder, but a group of conditions, often painful, that affect the jaw joint or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and the muscles that control chewing.
TMJ or The Temporomandibular Joint
They are the two joints which connect the lower jaw to the temporal bone at the side of the head. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth, you can feel the joint on each side of the head. Because these joints are flexible, the jaw can move smoothly up and down and side to side, enabling us to talk, chew and yawn. When the TMJ is not functioning normally and it is not within its physiological limits, it causes TMD.
TMD is a group of conditions resulting from not having a normal function or "comfortable" positioning of the TMJ, and will present as a cycle of pain, muscle spasms and jaw problems. When teeth are missing, out of alignment, crowded or misshaped, chewing and biting cannot be achieved in a balanced way, so the TMJ and the muscles of chewing try to compensate for this unbalanced movement which results in symptoms that will confirm the presence of TMD.
A number of folks with TMD find that they’re experiencing teeth grinding while asleep, a condition known as bruxism. Sometimes, TMD can cause bruxism, and other times it’s the opposite — grinding puts stress on your jaw joints and leads to TMD. Bruxism wears down the enamel on your teeth, making them susceptible to sensitivity and decay. As we treat your TMJ problems, we’ll put an end to your bruxism, too.
Get A Jaw Pain Solution That Works For You
By coming to Advanced Dental Concepts, you will get the benefits of the K7 system. This technology gives us advanced tools for evaluating your TMJ and assessing the progress of your treatment.
- You’ll receive a precise, expert diagnosis through the K7 system.
- You will stop damaging your enamel from teeth grinding or clenching.
- You could see an end to your headaches and even your migraines!
- You can finally find relief for your TMJ facial pain and pressure.
His expertise can help you decide which option is best for your condition:
- Anti-inflammatory medication can help your jaw relax so it may heal.
- Physical therapy can repair your injured jaw and associated muscles.
- Orthodontics and restorative work such as dental crowns can adjust your bite to provide relief.
- A dental splint is a small device you’ll wear over your teeth to shift your jaw enough to let it heal naturally.
Find TMJ treatment and stop your teeth grinding.
Anyone with a TMJ disorder wants to stop the pain. We have multiple treatment options that can be combined with physical therapy tohelp strengthen and repair your jaw.