Do you suffer from chronic headaches or jaw pain? You may be suffering from TMD…
TMD, an acronym for Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction, is a condition that affects the joints (or ‘hinges’) of your jaws. These Temperomandibular Joints (known as TMJ) are located just in front of the ear, and when not performing properly they can cause:
- Constant headaches
- Pain or tenderness in the face, neck or shoulders
- Limited ability to open the mouth
- Jaws that lock
- A loud clicking, popping or grating noise when opening or closing the mouth
- Mild swelling on the side of the face
If you suffer from one or more of the above symptoms, call our Mittagong dental practice for a consultation, as your ‘medical’ issue could actually have a dental solution!
What causes TMD?
TMD can be caused by a wide range of issues such as bruxism (constant tooth grinding), stress or a dislocation of the jaw. Our dental professionals can help assess and diagnose the source of your discomfort in order to recommend the appropriate treatment to solve and relieve your TMD.