Do you have headaches, migraines, or unexplained pains in your jaw, neck, face, or shoulders? These problems can sometimes be caused by a disorder of the main jaw joint, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The condition is called temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
TMD can also lead to:
- Ringing in the ears.
- Chronic headaches or migraines.
- Uneven strain and wear on your teeth.
- Soreness of the jaw muscles.
- Clicking or locking of the jaw.
Dr. Johnny Smith has been practicing for three decades, and the whole team here at Johnny Smith DMD is happy to help you find relief from this pain. Call us today because you shouldn’t have to suffer from this condition any longer.
Why Do You Have TMD?
Each case of TMD is different. It can be caused by:
- Arthritis or other joint disorders.
- A misaligned bite that strains facial muscles.
- Teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching.
- Poor posture while standing or sitting.
- Accidents causing damage to the teeth or jawbone.
These causes lead to TMJ fatigue and even muscular spasms, which, in turn, cause other symptoms of TMD.
If you have unexplained pain around your jaw or areas near your jaw joints, we can give you an examination that can lead to effective treatment.
What Is TMD Treatment?
Because TMD is often caused by strain on the jaw due to teeth grinding, teeth misalignment, and other dental factors, we can treat it with an oral appliance. This mouthguard can make the teeth come together in a more even and gentle way.
A mouthguard helps patients heal by reducing strain on the jaw and giving the TMJ and muscles time to rest and heal. The healing process is gradual, and a customized mouthguard can make it simple and comfortable.
Call Johnny Smith DMD for TMD Relief
If you are in pain because of temporomandibular disorder, please call us today. We want to relieve your pain. We want to give you help that will actually heal your joints and muscles for long-term health. Call Johnny Smith DMD now.