Palm Beach Gardens area dentist describes TMJ disorders (TMD) and treatment
Pure Dental Care of the Palm Beach Gardens area are committed to assisting patients with a wide range of dental issues. This doesn’t stop at cavities and periodontal disease, however. Our practice is also equipped with the abilities to address other problems that may occur within the smile including TMJ disorders (TMD).
TMJ is the temporomandibular joint. This joint hinges the jaw and allows it to open and close for speaking and eating. However, sometimes it can become dysfunctional and result in a wide range of symptoms that may indicate a bigger problem. Some symptoms to look for include:
- Jaw locking
- Pain in the muscles around the jaw joint
- Damaged teeth
- Changes in bite alignment
- Discomfort when yawning or chewing
- Facial pain that may go to the ears and down the neck
- Loose teeth with no signs of periodontal disease present
- Persistent or chronic headaches and migraines
- Frequent earaches
When patients visit Pure Dental Care complaining of symptoms such as these, they get a proper diagnosis of their condition. If the TMJ is becoming problematic, the patients may be dealing with TMD (temporomandibular disorder).
Pure Dental Care assist patients in and around the area of Palm Beach Gardens with a wide range of services from general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, and can help patients who are experiencing problems with their temporomandibular joint. If issues such as the above are occurring regularly, patients are encouraged to speak with our dental team for a proper diagnosis of the condition as well as discuss treatment options.
Treatment options for TMD (TMJ disorders) will vary, and patients are urged to speak with us about the various ways we can reduce the damage to the smile as well as the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Some patients may benefit from using oral appliances while others can treat the problem with orthodontic services.Back to TMJ/TMD Page