What is TMJ/TMD?

0341771001544568211.jpgPeople who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, and allows your upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking.People with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.

TMJ and Jaw Pain Treatment

Fortunately, Texas TMJ Sleep & Facial Pain offers treatment options to relieve patients’ pain and suffering. Some treatments for TMD include muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medication, biofeedback, or wearing oral applaince in the mouth during sleep.Minor cases of TMD involve discomfort or pain in the jaw muscles. More serious conditions involve improperly aligned joints or dislocated jaws. The most extreme form of TMD involves an arthritic condition of the jaw joint. Traumatic injuries also can cause jaw dislocation.In some rare cases, jaw surgery may be required to correct the condition. Some jaw surgeries can be performed arthroscopically.Your Southlake, TX doctor will access your situation and determine the best form of treatment for you. Call Texas TMJ Sleep & Facial Pain today at (817) 251-9985 to set up your appointment!

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