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What to Do if You Think You May Have TMD?

Posted on 8/10/2020 by Dr. VanBrunt
What to Do if You Think You May Have TMD?Temporomandibular disorder or TMD is a serious condition that people often start to suffer from because of constant teeth grinding. This condition can leave you in constant pain and discomfort and people who suffer from it are generally irritable and moody. They are going through a lot, so we take it upon ourselves to do what we can to help ease their discomfort.

Common Symptoms Of TMD

Patients who suffer from TMD typically have severe jaw pain due to the constant teeth grinding. In some cases, this pain is so severe that even talking or chewing food becomes difficult and the pain becomes unbearable. This pain usually travels to the back of the ears and the head as well.

People even tend to suffer from ear ringing, making it even more difficult to handle. Apart from not being able to talk properly, even your listening gets compromised. The grinding commonly creates friction between the upper and lower teeth, which eventually results in tooth sensitivity. This creates severe toothaches in many patients, so much so that drinking anything cold or hot causes severe pain.

People who suffer from TMD also tend to suffer from lack of sleep because the constant tooth grinding puts pressure on the jaw. In most instances, when they grind their teeth while they are asleep, they wake up with sudden pain.

Our experts can help provide effective treatment that not only helps control TMD, but also treats the condition so that you get better sleep and can find relief from the jaw, ear, and toothache. This helps improve the overall quality of life and keeps you healthy and happy.

If you suspect that you have some type of an issue with your jaw joint, please get in touch with our experts to learn how you can treat this condition before it begins affecting you adversely.

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