Relieve Symptoms of TMD With TMD Treatment
Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in your jaw joints and muscles? You may be suffering from TMD.
At Philadelphia Dental Smiles in Philadelphia, we proudly offer effective dental treatment and relief for TMD.
What is TMD?
TMD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. It is sometimes referred to as TMJ, the abbreviation for the group of joints and muscles in the jaw. The disorder can have many causes, including teeth grinding and clenching, misalignment of the teeth and jaw, injuries to the jaw or surrounding area, and arthritis.
What are the symptoms of TMD?
Getting control of TMD early on is essential. The longer it goes unaddressed, the more likely it is to have more severe consequences. Make sure to keep an eye out for the symptoms of TMD. These include popping or locking of the jaw, pain, swelling, and headaches. You may also experience ringing in the ears and pain in the neck or face.
How is TMD treated?
TMD can have many different treatments depending on the cause. In dentistry, we target TMD caused by grinding mainly. To combat this, we provide our patients with nightguards to wear while sleeping—this help to protect the teeth and minimize impacts on the jaw. We may also prescribe medications to help with TMD in some cases. Examples of medications we may prescribe include muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories.
If you suspect you have TMD, don’t suffer longer than you need to. Call us at Philadelphia Dental Smiles today to learn about your options, so you enjoy the quality of life you deserve.
Contact Philadelphia Dental Smiles Today About TMD Treatment
- Relieve jaw pain and discomfort
- Reduce headaches caused by TMD
- Improve jaw mobility
- Prevent further complications
- Enjoy a better quality of life!