Temporomandibular Joint Treatment In Rochester, MI
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull at the point directly in front of your ears. Your TMJ is used in chewing, talking, and yawning and is responsible for being able to move your jaw up and down and side to side. From time to time, this very important joint can start to have some problems with the joint and the muscles that connect and surround it. These problems are symptoms of what is called a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and can be very painful and debilitating.
The Causes Of TMDs
There are many causes of TMDs that can cause pain in both the jaw joint and the muscles that attach to it and surround it. Some of those causes include:
Knowing You Have TMD
Only you know if you are having pain or discomfort that centers around your TMJ. If you think you have TMD, make an appointment to have it diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible. Some of the symptoms of TMD are:
If you wait to get any of these problems checked out, it will lead to larger problems and greater pain.
Ways To Treat TMD In Rochester, MI
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, our most common form of treatment is to give you a mouthguard or splint to wear at home. These mouthpieces fit perfectly over your top and/or bottom teeth to keep them from making contact with each other. This takes away the possibility of you grinding or clenching your teeth. If your TMJ is beyond the point of a mouthguard helping, then we will take further steps to treat your TMD. We are here for you and your family at Hubbard & Leath Dental.
For questions about TMDs, contact us by calling 248-266-2528 or use our handy online form. We care about your family’s smiles!