If you suffer from TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ disorder), you likely deal with regular headaches, pain in the jaw and muscles, and so much more. What if you could go throughout your daily responsibilities without any pain or discomfort caused by TMD? Our team at The Greeneville Dentist can help.
Through our services and treatment options, we can help relieve your symptoms so you can live more comfortably.
What is TMJ Disorder?
You use your temporomandibular joints repeatedly every day, every time you chew and speak. Those joints, which are on either side of your head, can become overstressed due to injury to the head, neck, or jaw, which can in turn cause TMD. It may be surprising how easy TMD can develop; teeth grinding and clenching can lead to TMD, and so can tightening the face and jaw, as well as arthritis.
Signs You May Have TMD
You may have TMD if you have some or all of the following symptoms:
- Jaw pain or tenderness
- Pain or discomfort while chewing
- Painful aching of the face, or in and around the ear
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Clicking of the joints
- Pain in the temporomandibular joints, either just one or on both sides
- Recurring headaches and/or muscle pain
How We Can Help
Dr. Dykes can help provide relief of the painful symptoms you may experience because of TMD. When you come to see us, we can observe your jaw, its range of motion and what takes place when you open and close it. We will listen and feel for clicking, and search for areas of discomfort and pain so that we can provide the exact care you need.
We provide mouthguards to assist in pain management, but we can also determine if there are other issues causing TMD. We will search for evidence of teeth grinding, a bad bite, and a misaligned jaw.
Call today so you can experience relief from the symptoms that cause you pain each day. Our team is here to help in any way we can!