You need the muscles and joints in your jaw. Without them, you wouldn't be able to chew, swallow, talk, or yawn. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the flexible joint in your jaw that acts as a hinge whenever you open your mouth. Although temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is painful and uncomfortable, the team at Portway Dentistry offer TMD/TMJ therapy here in Brantford to ease the pain and restore the function of your jaw joint.
Symptoms of TMD
The common symptoms of TMD range from mildly sensitive to severely painful. Make an appointment with one of our dentists if you experience any combination of the following symptoms:
Causes of TMD
Although the cause of TMD remains unclear, there are a number of conditions that may factor into these disorders including:
Injury to jaw or muscles in head/neck
Rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis in jaw
Jaw muscle and joint problems are complex to diagnose and may require multiple visits to a dental office. Whether or not you have TMD, it's important to seek medical attention in order to reverse damage and restore function.
If you experience any of the symptoms of TMD, don't delay proper treatment. Often, waiting to be treated will further damage your jaw. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today. We will provide you with information and administer necessary treatment and therapy.