TMJ Treatment in Englewood, What Is TMD & What Are The Symptoms of TMD?
Acacia Dental Group is one of the leading treatment centers for TMJ in Englewood Co.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, between 5% to 12% of people suffer from TMD.
Why do we say TMD instead of TMJ? TMJ stands for tempromandibular joint, which everyone has. However, when you are having problems with the joint, it is rightly called TMD, tempromandibular disorder. TMJ is often used incorrectly, people mean, TMD.
What is TMD?
TMD is a dysfuntion of the temporomandibular joints. TMD occurs when the temporomandibular joint is either damaged in some way or is deteriorated, or when the surrounding muscles malfunction, thus causing imbalanced jaw movement.
What Causes TMD?
Quite often the cause is unknown. It may be caused by trauma or an improper bite, which can affect the chewing muscles. In addition, stress with its related behaviors, for example, clenching the jaw or grinding your teeth, may aggravate the condition.
What Are The Symptoms of TMD?
- Jaw pain or soreness that is more frequent in the morning or afternoon.
- Jaw pain that is linked with yawning, chewing or biting.
- Clicking noises when you open or close your mouth.
- Having difficulty opening or closing your mouth.
- Your jaw locks or is stiff when you talk, yawn or eat.
- Headaches or neck pain.
- Earache not related to an ear infection.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, call us today to set up an exam. You can also click on the link in the sidebar to set up an appointment online.
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