Find Well-Needed Relief For Jaw Pain
If you have jaw pain and have been waiting patiently for it to go away, you may want to come up with another plan. Chronic jaw pain may be an indication that you are suffering from a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Unlike a cold or a headache, TMD will not go away without treatment. At Waterford Family Dental Care, we want to make sure you know exactly what your jaw pain means and how we can help you find relief.
TMJ or TMD?
TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, is what connects your lower jaw to your upper jaw. When inflammation or irritation occurs in your TMJ, you may have what is known as TMD, the acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder.
The thing about TMD is that its symptoms can be tricky. While jaw pain is the first indication, there are other symptoms that you wouldn’t instinctively connect to a problem with the jaw joint, such as:
- Neck aches
- Earaches, ringing of the ears, and dizziness
- Facial swelling
Because most of these can be linked to other conditions, few doctors think to suspect the TMJ.
Waterford Family Dental to the Rescue!
If any of these symptoms resonate with you, we can help! Our dentists have the experience and technology to determine the cause of your TMD and help you find well-deserved relief. Whether we recommend stretches to relax your jaw muscles or create an oral device to guide your jaws into the correct position, you’ll finally be able to speak, chew, yawn, and even smile without pain.
At Waterford Family Dental Care, we’re not just concerned about your teeth, we’re concerned about your whole health. If you’re suffering from jaw pain, let us offer a solution. If you live in or near Waterford, Michigan, we’d love to be part of your healthcare team. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.