TMJ/TMD Treatment

It should never hurt to smile! From eating to talking, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, known as TMD, can cause jaw pain that interrupts your daily life. However, there are plenty of treatment methods that our dentists can guide you through to determine which is best for you.

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What Causes TMJ/TMD?

TMD is fairly common. But, it’s typically not until you feel discomfort that you suspect you have TMD. The most common causes of TMD include:

  • Stress-induced clenching and grinding during sleep
  • Displaced jaw joint
  • Swelling within the joint
  • Poor posture muscle strain
  • Joint inflammation or strain

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What Are the Symptoms of TMD?

TMD can affect sufferers differently. However, there are some clear signs of TMD:

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking while opening and closing your mouth
  • Stuck jaw while open or closed
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Pain in cheeks and temples
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How Can I Manage My TMD?

In order to diagnose TMD, our dentist will need to complete a thorough exam of your head and neck with specific attention on the jaw area. An x-ray might also be taken to rule out other potential issues. TMD is treated conservatively with simple changes in diet and habits, depending on your needs.

Don’t let TMJ/TMD affect your daily life! Rather, visit Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach and work with one of our skilled dentists to create an effective treatment plan. So, contact us today!

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