Everyday stress can cause some men and women to clench their jaws or grind their teeth. This can lead to a form of TMD, something that is treatable at Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson NC.
The precise cause of TMD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, can be difficult to determine. Daily commuting, work problems, or an overpacked schedule are some likely culprits.
Your jaw opens and closes thanks to many muscles and the intricate temporomandibular joints – the joints connecting the jaw to the skull. These joints permit flexibility as you chew, speak, and yawn. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can trigger or exacerbate pain in the jaw and facial muscles. The pain may be experienced on one or both sides.
Since facial pain can result from a variety of other causes, TMD is often misdiagnosed. Sinus infections, tooth decay, and facial injuries can cause jaw pain. Because of this, a valid diagnosis is the first step in treating TMD.
We provide our patients with reliable TMD treatment. The goals are to ease muscle spasms, joint pain, and any other symptoms you may have. We want to relax the joints and establish a more efficient system in the jaw.
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