Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as severe, recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, also known as TMD.
Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, connect your lower jaw(mandible) to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.
Temporomandibular Disorders may be triggered or exacerbated by many factors such as but not limited to stress, trauma, parafunctional habits, diet, anatomy of the joints, occlusion(bite), medications, metabolic disease, , psychological disorders and growth of the jaws.
Many people experience TMD without having any orthodontic treatment or having any history of trauma to their jaws. Symptoms may subside after a period of severe pain. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and are concerned that you're a candidate for TMD treatment, please contact our office for a consultation.