What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?
If you suffer from chronic headaches, you’re not alone. Patients who are experiencing head pain, facial soreness, or neck discomfort may be suffering from TMJ disorder.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joints lie on either side of the head. They connect the lower mandible to the rest of the skull.
Your TMJs are responsible for chewing, speaking, and opening and closing the mouth. As you could imagine, there are some far-reaching consequences if there are any problems in these joints.
The TMJs may be affected by:
- Pressure from teeth grinding and clenching
- Inflammatory diseases like arthritis
- A poor bite
- Physical injury
Many patients are suffering from headaches and various symptoms without any idea that TMJ disorder is the cause. TMJ disorder, TMD, is perfectly treatable. Doctor Dankworth and Corrigan-Dankworth have years of experience providing headache relief and fast-acting TMJ treatment.
What Are the Symptoms of TMD?
- Pain in the jaw area
- Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
- Neck pain
- Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
- Muscle spasms in the jaw
- Change in bite
- Limited jaw movement
If symptoms like these are a part of your daily life, it’s time to find a solution. You deserve headache relief! Our dental team would be pleased to hold a TMJ consultation with you. We can administer a TMJ exam to help you decide if TMJ treatment is the best course of action.
What You Can Do at Home
You can minimize the symptoms of TMD by taking the following steps.
- Relax your face and jaw when possible
- Avoid teeth grinding or clenching
- Avoid chewing gum
- Chew food on both sides of the mouth
- Practice good posture
Relieve Headaches and Other Symptoms With TMJ Treatment in Oceanside!
Often, in-home techniques can reduce TMD symptoms but may not eliminate them. We offer a more effective and lasting solution with TMJ treatment appliances.
We want to avoid surgery whenever possible. That’s why we provide conservative appliances that will end TMJ pain and provide headache relief!
We will design your appliance based on your jaw size and position. You should wear your appliance while you sleep to give your TMJs a break.
To find fast-working TMJ treatment, give Oceanside Dental Excellence a call today. We help patients suffering from TMD throughout the Oceanside, Fallbrook, and Vista CA areas.