ALLEVIATE PAINFUL SYMPTOMS
You may have TMJ or TMD if you experience face or jaw pain, so book your appointment to find out. Our expert dentist has been serving patients for over 20 years.
What is Temporomandibular Disorder TMD?
Temporomandibular Disorder is a painful disorder that affects the temporomandibular joints in which connect your lower jawbone to your skull.
Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ)
The Temporomandibular Joints are very commonly used in your everyday life. They are important for chewing, speaking, swallowing, and yawning. With TMD, any use of these joints become extremely painful and can restrict movement.
Symptoms of TMD
Some signs that you may be suffering from TMD are:
- Pain in the jaw area
- Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
- Frequent headaches or neck aches
- Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
- Swelling on the sides of the face
- Muscle spasms in the jaw area
- A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
- Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth
If you notice any of these symptoms, contact our office to book your appointment.
How to Prevent TMD
If you already have TMD, you won’t be able to cure it on your own, but these tips will help you alleviate pain or prevent TMD altogether.
- Relax your face with your lips together and teeth apart
- Avoid grinding your teeth
- Avoid constant gum chewing
- Don’t cradle the phone receiver between your head and shoulder — either use a headset or hold the receiver in your hand
- Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth
- Do not sit with your chin rested on your hand
- Practice good posture — keep your head up, back straight, and shoulders squared
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