Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) as a disorder of the jaw joint that can cause jaw pain, as well as headaches, dizziness, and a variety of other problems.
What does "TMD" stand for?
TMJ is the abbreviation for "temporomandibular joint disorder", a disorder of the jaw joint. This disorder causes pain in the jaw joint, caused by the fact that the joint is not functioning the way it should be.
What causes TMD?
It may originate from trauma to the jaw, or wear and tear over time.
It can also be the result of teeth grinding or clenching.
Symptoms of TMD
Any of the following issues may be symptoms of TMD:
- Trouble chewing & biting
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Ear pain
How can TMD symptoms be treated?
The Scott 72 Dental Centre team can help you manage your TMD symptoms. After reviewing your symptoms, as well as your habits and your lifestyle choices, we'll help you develop a plan to relieve your TMD symptoms.
Oftentimes, simple lifestyle changes can help relieve symptoms of TMD. However, there are also custom-made appliances that can help in more severe cases. Depending on the severity of your case, physical therapy or surgery are also treatment options for TMD.