Temporomandibular Joint and Neuromuscular Dentistry
That clicking or popping sound you hear when you open and close your mouth probably has something to do with your temporomandibular joint.
Your TMJ is located on both sides of your face and connects your lower to your upper jaw. If your TMJ is out of alignment it won’t be comfortable, in fact it could cause you extreme discomfort and extreme pain.
According to Sturm & Associates, TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder is responsible for jaw pain, but is also the cause of headaches, sometimes so severe that doctors misdiagnose TMD as migraine headaches.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
While there is no one cause for TMD, it could be happening for several reasons. If you have had a blow to the face or were involved in an accident that involved your jaw, your TMJ could be out of whack.
Bruxism is a condition where people constantly grind and clench teeth. People with bruxism are also in the high-risk category when it comes to TMD.
Misaligned teeth or old dental restorations can also affect your bite and lead to TMJ problems.
Signs of TMD
- Tenderness and/or jaw pain
- TMJ pain
- Headaches often mistaken for migraines
- Facial pain
- Pain when eating
- Locking jaw
- Jaw pops when you open and close your mouth
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Help
Dr. Judy Sturm from Sturm & Associates has been trained to diagnose and treat patients suffering from neuromuscular disorders.
Voted best dentist in Toronto, she understands the relationship between teeth, muscles and the TMJ as she has been trained in neuromuscular dentistry.
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry is used to treat TMD and diminish headaches without medication. Your dentist in Yorkville is dedicated to fixing malocclusions, or bad bites while realigning your jaw to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by TMD.
Help for TMD Sufferers in Yorkville
If you have been diagnosed with migraine headaches you may want to get a second opinion. Talk to Dr. Sturm, a licensed and preferred neuromuscular dentist in Toronto.
Call for a no obligation consultation with Sturm & Associates in Yorkville today. Your migraines could be a thing of the past.
Call for a no obligation consultation with your neuromuscular dentist in Yorkville today.