Do you suffer from chronic headaches, jaw pain, clicking or popping of your jaw, migraines, sinus pressure or ear ringing? If you answered yes to some of these then there is a chance you have developed TMD.
TMJ pain – also known as TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), refers to disorders related to your temporomandibular joints in front of each ear that connect your lower jaw bone to your skull.
They control your chewing, speaking, biting and swallowing. The way that your bite comes together can strain the muscles and ligaments, which causes jaw soreness and muscle pain.
Many people who suffer with headaches and migraines often attribute their pain to weather or stress. While these can be likely causes, you’d be surprised to find out that the majority of people who get frequent headaches or migraines actually have issues related to their bite.
When teeth first erupt, they often do not match. Over the course of your teeth and jaw development, some do get adapted enough so that they can eat and chew without difficulty. However, unfortunately many cannot adapt to this and start noticing the following signs and symptoms:
- Frequent Headaches
- Sore Jaw
- Sinus Pressure
- Chipped front teeth
- Worn down the teeth
- Bite feels pushed back
- Avoiding chewy or hard foods
- In more severe cases you may experience: ear ringing or soreness, dizziness, neck pain and shoulder pain
Simple, Safe Treatment
Most people survive alright despite this condition. But certainly their quality of life is not as great (dealing with headache for example, is not an easy task). Some people noticed their smile changes because of significant wears and chipping of their teeth which can affect your self-confidence. Unfortunately, these symptoms could get worse.
If untreated, the pain can lead to jaw locking, inability to chew, and intense pain. Treatment is often non-surgical, and we are proud to be able to offer our patients a treatment for this disorder to improve their overall quality of life! Our TMD/TMJ treatment dentist will create a plan that fits your specific treatment needs and your financial stability.
Dr. Alex has over 15 years working as a TMD/TMJ treatment dentist in Peterborough, Ontario. His knowledge of the dentistry industry and friendly nature makes him the TMD/TMJ specialist for everyone in the Peterborough area.
We work with patients from all over the Peterborough area, including Lindsay, Belleville, Oshawa and more. Don’t wait, if you have any questions about TMD Contact Us to learn more!