Learn How A Custom-Made Oral Appliance Can Help Treat TMD
TMD, or Temporomandibular Disorder, refers to a group of conditions that affect the joints and muscles of the head and neck.
At South Point Dental in Airdrie, we offer a variety of treatments for TMD, depending on your unique needs.
What symptoms are associated with TMD?
There are a variety of symptoms associated with TMD, including:
- Pain in the jaw, neck, or shoulders
- Clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw
- Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
- Jaw joint tenderness
- Earache or ringing in the ears
- Facial pain.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. TMD can worsen over time and lead to more serious problems, so it’s best to address any issues early on.
What causes TMD?
There are a variety of factors that can contribute to TMD, including:
- Arthritis or other degenerative joint diseases
- Jaw injury
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
What are the treatment options for TMD?
TMD treatment options vary depending on the severity of your symptoms. For mild cases, over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs may be enough to provide relief. If your symptoms are more severe, you’ll likely need to seek out professional treatment. Possible solutions may include prescription medications, mouth guards or splints, physical therapy, Botox injections, and surgery.
Interested in learning more about how our dental professionals at South Point Dental in Airdrie can help? Call us today! We'll perform a thorough examination to determine if you are a candidate for treatment, and if so, we’ll create a custom plan to address your specific needs. Don’t suffer any longer – call us today!
Contact South Point Dental in Airdrie About TMD Treatment Today
- Reduce pain from jaw clenching and teeth grinding
- Prevent your jaw from locking
- Speak, chew, and swallow without discomfort or pain
- Eradicate ear ringing
- Prioritize your well-being!