TMD can cause jaw pain, tightness, and many other issues with your jaw and facial muscles. Our Halifax dentists can diagnose and treat this disorder.
Signs of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)
Your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. Balanced, healthy jaw joints allow your mouth to move properly for comfortable eating and speaking.
If your teeth and/or jaw become misaligned, you may find yourself suffering from TMD. Symptoms include:
- Teeth grinding (typically during sleep)
- Jaw, face, or neck pain
- Popping or clicking sound when you open your mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Headaches and migraines
- Ringing in the ears
Treatment Options for TMD
If TMD is left untreated, your jawbones may gradually erode and you could lose teeth. At Spryfield Dentistry, our dentists can identify, diagnose and develop a treatment plan.
Using relaxation techniques and a mouth guard at night may help relieve pain from TMD - and prevent erosion in your jaw. The disorder is treatable, so if you are experiencing any symptoms, book an appointment with your dentist for a proper diagnosis.