Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a name given to the whole spectrum of problems that affect the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). You have two TMJ joints, located just in front of your ears, where they connect your jawbone to your skull. If you have a disorder of the TMJ, you may experience tenderness or pain in the jaw and near the ear and headaches. It can also cause difficulty with chewing and eating, and with opening and closing your mouth. You may also hear a clicking or popping noise whenever you move your jaw.
Causes of Temporomandibular Disorder
The cause of TMD is not always clear. It can result from arthritis, an injury to the jaw or long term grinding of your teeth. Sometimes the cause is genetic, caused by a tissue disease or even stress-related. It may even be a combination of these factors. However, we don’t need to know the cause to address and treat the discomfort. You don’t have to suffer from TMD pain.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Our TMD Care Program is up and running to treat your Temporomandibular Disorder. We will begin with a careful examination of the jaw area that may include dental x-rays. Then we will discuss your case and the best treatment option for your situation, based on our examination findings. To deliver the finest in-patient care we brought on board TMJ Solutions Clinic, a clinic specializing in the treatment of TMJ pain. Our program is unique because it integrates a wide variety of medical disciplines, such as Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Osteopathy. Each of these disciplines offers a unique advantage to the treatment of your TMJ pain. Winston Churchill Dentals provides the most comprehensive treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder available. Don’t suffer from jaw pain any longer. Call us today.