Are you suffering from frequent headaches, facial pain, or ringing ears? Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is an unbalanced bite that can cause a series of reactions and painful symptoms.
When there is a bite imbalance, the temporomandibular joints (the joints that connect the lower jaw to the rest of the skull) become stressed. The ligaments and muscles may stretch, change, and strain to adapt. This strain on the muscles leads to TMD symptoms including:
- Pain in the jaw, face, teeth, neck, and/or shoulders
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Pain around or ringing in the ears
- Migraines, headaches, sinus pressure
- Loss of sleep or daytime fatigue
- Lock jaw
- Discomfort while chewing
At Cherry Blossom Dentistry, we treat TMD at the root of the problem instead of treating its symptoms. We will restore balance to your bite and help you retrain your muscles to function correctly.
Contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jeanne Martin and our qualified tea,. We will make you feel right at home here at Cherry Blossom Dentistry! During your appointment, Dr. Martin will get to know you and your symptoms. She will conduct a thorough TMJ analysis and help you discover if TMD is causing your discomfort.
Bite Guards to Reverse TMD
Dr. Martin will conduct an evaluation and fitting to design a bite guard that’s just right for you. The bite guard will alleviate misalignment of the bite and correct the symptoms of TMD.
A bite guard is a restorative device that supports and protects the structures around the jaw. Bite guard therapy is a convenient and painless way to improve your health.
When you receive treatment for TMD, you’ll avoid the long-term consequences of the disorder. Patients who suffer from TMD for years may experience stress, anxiety, depression, or medication dependencies. We will work with you before surgery becomes necessary, and we won’t use medications to mask the pain. We will find a solution that delivers permanent relief!
We look forward to treating you at Cherry Blossom Dentistry. Give our office a call today!