Are headaches and muscle pain something you experience every day? Do you have pain in your neck or face? If so, you may suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ disorder (TMD). You may be so used to these symptoms that freedom from pain seems impossible, but it’s not. Here at Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy, DDS, we offer treatment for TMD to help you feel more comfort and less pain on a daily basis.
What Is TMJ Disorder?
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are on both sides of the head and are used to chew, speak, and yawn. Because they are used so often, it’s easy to see why these joints can become stressed and begin to ache or lead to other, more serious issues.
TMD can occur just because of daily use of the temporomandibular joints, or because of injury in the neck, head, or jaw. Those who grind their teeth or have Arthritis may also be more susceptible TMD.
If you deal with these symptoms, you may have TMD:
- Recurring headaches or migraines
- Discomfort in the jaw, neck, face, and shoulders
- Soreness in the jaw
- Pain from chewing
- Aching in the ears
- Locking of the temporomandibular joints
How We Can Help
We offer appliances to keep your jaw in the correct position and avoid stress on your joints. We can also provide tools to help prevent teeth grinding. If you deal with persistent pain due to TMD, we provide some medications. Our team can also check for issues like a bad bite or a jaw that’s out of balance, both of which can lead to TMD.
Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy, DDS is here to help you find relief from the discomfort you may experience due to TMD. We can help you feel better, sleep better, and even focus better after our TMD treatment. Call today to learn more or to make an appointment. We are happy to help in the way that will work best for you.