The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the skull. It aids in speaking, eating, and jaw mobility.
Any issue with this joint is diagnosed as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. The exact cause of TMD remains unknown, but several factors can trigger it.
Pain caused by tense jaw muscles and teeth grinding can induce headaches.
The size and shape of your jawbone and bite can negatively affect sleep quality. Your airways may become blocked, and this can result in snoring or sleep apnea.
It’s crucial to diagnose and treat TMD as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
It can be hard to differentiate between TMD and non-TMD pain symptoms. But if you suffer on a regular basis from any of the following, your dentist can assess and diagnose if you have TMD.
Relaxation Dental prioritizes non-invasive treatment procedures when applicable. To customize a treatment plan for TMD, we perform a thorough physical patient evaluation in coordination with specialists in other areas of healthcare to ensure effective treatments for our patients.