Common TMD symptoms include sore jaw, headaches and/or migraines, swelling, popping or clicking when you open or close your mouth, ear pain, stiff facial or neck muscles, or difficulty chewing. If you have any of these symptoms, we highly recommend you seek a professional diagnosis from our team.
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMD or TMJ) cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles controlling jaw movement. More commonly found in women aged 18-44, some estimate that over 10 million Americans struggle with TMD related issues.
Some common causes of temporomandibular joint syndrome include stress, arthritis, injury, jaw or tooth misalignment, Bruxism (grinding teeth), and gum chewing.
Wearing a customized oral appliance during sleep can often solve less complex TMD issues. The right appliance will help maintain proper jaw alignment, while also preventing teeth clenching and grinding. In more severe cases of TMD, advanced dental surgery may be needed. If your teeth have been damaged as a result of TMD, our team specializes in complex restorative dental care.
When it comes to TMD solutions, we recommend that patients choose experienced clinicians. Our track record with even the most complex TMD related issues speaks for itself. We have helped countless patients achieve pain relief and oral restoration.