Do you regularly experience discomfort in your jaw, and it is affecting your daily life? Or do you wake up with unexplained headaches every day? If so, you may be experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder. Unfortunately, many adults are never properly diagnosed, and their condition and symptoms remain untreated. We never want our patients to live a life of discomfort. We are proud to treat our patients’ TMD symptoms. Continue reading to learn more about this common condition, to see if you or a loved one may be suffering, and to learn more about the importance of receiving treatment.
Do you suffer from TMD? If so, then you know that certain foods can cause your symptoms to flare up and leave you in a state of discomfort. With summer upon us, vacations are planned, and family events are taking place, making it tempting to disregard food recommendations. We want to share some recommended foods and some foods that are best left to the side if you struggle with TMD discomfort.
At Muse Dental Studio, we want to ensure our patients have optimal oral health. Unfortunately, many times, our patients are their own worst enemies. They may have habits that can lead to oral health complications. This is especially true for our patients who experience issues with TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, which is found at the back of the jaw and attaches the jaw to the skull.
Do you frequently wake in the morning with jaw discomfort that you did not have when you went to sleep? Have you been dealing with frequent, unexplained headaches? If you have been noticing any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may be grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding is when the upper and lower teeth are pushed together with firm pressure and often move back and forth. Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding and can happen when you are awake or asleep. If not addressed in a timely fashion, bruxism can lead to serious consequences with your oral health.
At Muse Dental Studio, your oral health and comfort are extremely important to us. We treat our patients like our family, and we recommend treatments that we know will improve their quality of life. It saddens us when patients don’t contact us for assistance with problems that we can easily treat. One of these conditions is TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. There are a number of patients who remain undiagnosed because they don’t realize that we treat this condition. TMD is an issue that arises from problems with the jaw joints and face muscles. It is also commonly referred to as TMJ. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms you may be suffering from TMD:
Do you feel unexplained discomfort in your jaw daily? Or do you suffer from constant headaches or earaches? It is not uncommon to experience these aches and discomforts from time to time. However, if you notice they are happening more frequently, are combined with a popping sound when you open your mouth, or you have difficulty opening your mouth, you might just be suffering from an underlying condition.