If you are suffering from pain or tightness in your jaw, headaches, neck pain, earaches, or tender gums and teeth, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ). Our Winnipeg dentists can diagnose and help treat this common jaw condition.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ) is a disorder of the jaw joint characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding, and ringing in the ears, among other things.
TMD/TMJ can be caused by a variety of factors including jaw injuries, joint diseases (like arthritis), and misalignment of the teeth or jaw. The disorder can cause a host of symptoms because your compromised jaw muscles have to work extra hard. These symptoms often become worse during periods of stress.
Common symptoms include:
At Norwood Dental Centre, we can test for and diagnose TMD/TMJ and provide an immediate plan to treat it.
The treatment plan may also include relaxation techniques and a referral to a physiotherapist, chiropractor or massage therapist and/or possibly medication for pain relief.
Untreated TMD/TMJ can be a factor in eroded jawbones and loose teeth. If you are experiencing any symptoms, visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis.