Is Chronic Jaw Pain Impacting Your Quality of Life?
Are chronic, unexplained jaw pain or headaches interfering with your day-to-day life? Symptoms like these often indicate the presence of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), or problems associated with the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). TMJ pain and discomfort ranges from mild to debilitating, keeping you from enjoying even simple activities like eating, yawning and sleeping comfortably. Our experienced, compassionate team here at Harlingen Family Dentistry understands your stress and discomfort, and knows how to treat TMD for better quality living.
Mild or Severe, TMD Symptoms Are Uncomfortable and Disruptive
If TMJ problems are affecting your life, you are certainly in good company. Research suggests that more than 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorders. TMD signs and symptoms vary from person to person, but often include one or more of the following:
- Jaw or facial pain
- Pain or tenderness in the neck, shoulders or upper back
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
- Chronic or episodic headaches
- Popping, clicking or grinding of the jaw
- Jaw locking in open or closed position
- Stiffness or limited movement of the jaw
- Change in how teeth fit together
- Pain or discomfort upon chewing
Soothing Relief for Jaw Pain and Discomfort
Whether your TMD symptoms are minor or severe, we have the soothing treatment options for the relief you need. A thorough TMJ evaluation and consultation helps us determine factors contributing to your TMD and the ideal treatment to get you out of pain and back to enjoying life. Leaving your TMJ condition untreated unfortunately invites further discomfort and damage to your oral structures, so seeking care as early as possible is the best way to avoid future problems and costlier procedures.
Treatment for TMD may include:
Occlusal adjustment to correct how the teeth fit together
Nightguard to protect against teeth grinding
NTI appliance to prevent teeth clenching
Say goodbye to chronic jaw pain and headaches, and welcome the soothing relief effective TMJ care brings you. Contact our team now to reserve your evaluation and consultation!