What is TMD?
TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. Many Americans suffer from the symptoms of TMJ disorder without being aware of what is causing them. TMD occurs when the temporomandibular joint becomes inflamed or misaligned. TMD can be caused by physical trauma, disease, regular wear and tear, teeth grinding, or arthritis. The symptoms of TMJ disorder can range from slightly uncomfortable to very painful. Your TMJ can prevent you from living your life the way you want to.
Symptoms of TMD Disorder:
- Ringing in ears
- Pain in jaw area
- Pain in face
- Pain in neck and shoulders
- Difficulty chewing
- Locking of the jaw
You shouldn’t have to live with the discomfort and frustrations of TMD. Turn to Alaska Premier Dental Group for help in Anchorage, also serving Wasilla.
What Causes TMD?
Temporomandibular joint disorder disorder has a wide variety of potential causes, including but not limited to:
- Injury to the teeth or jaw
- Misalignment of the teeth or jaw
- Teeth clenching or grinding
- Poor posture or biomechanics
- Excessive gum chewing
Relief from TMD Headaches
Alaska Premier Dental Group provides relief from TMJ symptoms with TMD treatment. Come talk with one of our dentists so that they can learn more about your symptoms and learn what type of TMJ disorder is bothering you. With an examination, your dentist can discover the best way to treat your TMJ disorder at the source so that you can find relief from your symptoms. Your personalized treatment will depend on the cause of your personal TMJ disorder. Treatment may be a mouth guard so that you do not grind your teeth, realignment of your teeth with orthodontics, or another treatment that will better match your needs. We can also treat your symptoms with medication, relaxation techniques to manage your stress, or jaw massage. We will educate you so that you can control your comfort at home as well.
Get Treatment for Painful TMD Symptoms in Wasilla or Anchorage!
Alaska Dental Group in Anchorage and Wasilla can improve your comfort by treating your TMJ disorder. Give us a call today and set up an appointment, so you can start feeling better.