You might have TMD. TMD stands for temporomandibular (joint) disorder. It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from TMD. The symptoms can be painful and frustrating, but the good news is that there are treatments available.
TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, which is a condition that affects the jaw joints and the facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. This joint allows you to move your jaw up and down and side to side so you can chew and speak. When this joint becomes inflamed or irritated, it can cause pain and dysfunction in the surrounding muscles and tissues. This condition is known as TMD.
Symptoms of TMD include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and recommend treatment options to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.
There are many causes of TMD, including:
Treatment for TMD may include:
If you’re suffering from TMD, don’t suffer in silence!, contact Global Facial Aesthetics at 708-366-8909 to set up an appointment for a TMD evaluation. We will be happy to discuss treatment options with you and help you get back to feeling your best!