Wish you could be free from persistent headaches? You may have TMD, but we can help!?
What is TMD?
The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles located on each side of your head that make it possible to open and close your mouth and control the lower jaw as it moves forward, backward, and side to side. They include muscles and ligaments, as well as the jaw bone, which works together when you chew, swallow, or speak.
Each TMJ has a disc between the ball and socket. The disc pads the load while allowing the jaw to open widely and pivot or slide. Any issue that hinders this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones from working correctly may result in a painful TMJ disorder.
What are The Symptoms of TMD?
- Headaches or migraines
- Jaw pain
- Clicking in the jaw
- Facial pain
- Sensitive or sore teeth
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Ringing in the ears
Possible Causes of TMJ Disorders Includes
- tooth and jaw alignment
- stress and teeth grinding
Diagnosis is a crucial step before treatment. Part of our thorough dental examination includes checking the joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping, or trouble moving. We can effectively treat TMD. We have the training, experience, knowledge, and equipment to productively overcome TMD. We find this very rewarding as our simple yet effective treatment changes peoples’ lives.
Our Promise To You
Why Choose McOmie Family Dentistry for Your TMJ or TMD Needs
The pain and discomfort of TMD are hard to live with. We know how frustrating it can be dealing with the symptoms, but we also know that effective treatments for this condition are available. We’ve helped patients just like you find relief from their painful symptoms by treating TMJ disorders at our practice in Chattanooga. We use innovative treatment methods that have proven very successful for most people who come to us seeking relief from pain and other TMD effects on their quality of life.
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