TMD Treatment

Our Sault Ste. Marie dentists can help diagnose and treat jaw pain or tightness, referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). 

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What is TMD?

The temporomandibular Joints (TMJ) are the hinge joints that connect the jaw bone to the temporal bones of the skull. Located on either side of the head right by the ears, they let you move your jaw up and down and side to side so you can talk and chew.

Tempromandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a disorder of the joints in the jaw that may cause symptoms like jaw pain, severe headaches and ringing in the ears.

At The Dental Office, our dentists can test for, diagnose and treat TMJ Disorder.

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Causes & Symptoms of TMD

A bad bite (the misalignment of the teeth and or jaw) is the most common cause of TMD.

A common symptom of the disorder is bruxism (teeth grinding during sleep). Over time, teeth grinding can erode the teeth and cause other severe dental issues. If left untreated, TMD can lead to loose teeth and eroded jawbones.

TMD symptoms can worsen during times of stress and intense outbreaks may cause symptoms such as dizziness and neck pain.

TMD Treatment

Once you have been diagnosed with TMD, your dentist will develop a plan to treat its underlying causes. 

If your TMD is caused by a bad bite, your dentist may be able to realign the teeth without surgery. These adjustments may help lessen any headaches, pain or dizziness you may be experiencing.

If you have any symptoms of TMD, please visit the dentist to get a proper diagnosis.

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