Treating TMJ & TMD
Providing a Lifetime of Dentistry that Cares
What is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) and TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) occur when the area where the lower jaw is connected to your skull (jaw point) becomes injured or inflamed. TMJ and TMD generally manifest as a clicking, popping, or rustling in the jaw and can be extremely painful, and also lead to a variety of health issues, which include the following:
- Dislocation of cushioning disc
- Trouble chewing
- Numbness in the face or fingertips
- Jaw fatigue
- Fullness or ringing in the ears
- Face, neck, jaw and/or shoulder pain
At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with the care and support they need. If you think you may be suffering from TMJ or TMD and would like to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please contact our knowledgeable staff, who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
TMJ & TMD with Stress & Anxiety
TMJ and TMD can be caused by blunt trauma to the face or arthritis, but it is believed that the most common cause is related to an individual’s stress and anxiety level. While this has not been scientifically proven, TMJ and TMD clusters are much more common amongst professionals with high stress careers, such as lawyers, consultants, physicians, etc.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At Brook West Family Dentistry, we are committed to building positive, long-standing relationships with our patients. The way we achieve this is by using state of the art technologies, compassionate and carefully planned services, high-quality work, and personalized care that always places the needs of the individual client first. If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or have any questions concerning how to best diagnose or manage TMJ or TMD, please let us know.
Taking steps to address your TMJ or TMD can make a remarkable difference in the quality of life for those struggling with this issue. Scheduling your appointment for night guards or to discuss any questions you have about TMJ or TMD is your first step towards a confident, healthy smile. To begin your journey towards the perfect smile, please contact us at (763) 561-2273.