Do you suffer from persistent jaw pain, tension headaches, or worn teeth? If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular disorder (TMD), a painful jaw disorder that dentist Dr. John Noe regularly treats successfully at Infinity Dental Care.
Many patients experience jaw and muscle pain, noise or popping when they open or close, headaches, worn teeth and sensitivity with hot and cold temperatures. TMD/TMJ affects the Temporomandibular joints. It also affects the muscles that connect and control the joints. These are the muscles that allow the jaw to move up and down, side to side, forward and backward. It is very common for the way your teeth come together and the way your muscles pull on your jaw to be different. This can cause discomfort in the jaw, teeth to chip or break and harmful grinding.
Treatment usually consists of a FOSA or splint to allow the symptoms to disappear. Definitive treatment involves wearing a splint at night, bite adjustment, orthodontics or completely changing the bite so the muscles and teeth close harmoniously in the same arc.
If you are living in the Walnut Grove, CA area and are experiencing TMJ symptoms, call Infinity Dental Care today at (916) 776-2131 to book an appointment.
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