Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as severe, recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, also known as TMD.
Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJ's, connect your lower jaw bone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.
Symptoms of TMD include:
If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, let your doctor know at your next appointment. Your doctor can help determine if you have TMD and create a customized treatment plat to help relieve your symptoms.
If you feel that you might have TMD, it is always important to see your dentist and receive an exam. However, not all jaw pain is associated with TMD, and if you do not have TMD there are many different preventive steps that you can take to maintain a healthy, strong smile.
Many people get TMD without ever having braces. Symptoms usually was and wane regardless of whether braces are worn. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms listed above and are concerned that you're a candidate for TMD treatment, pleas contact our office for a consultation.
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VanLaecken Orthodontics is an orthodontist based in Eastern South Dakota. We provide the highest quality of orthodontic and temporal mandibular joint treatments including Invisalign. We are the most experienced Invisalign provider in South Dakota.