If so, give us a call today for your Free Consultation. You may be suffering from an under-diagnosed problem known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD.
What is a TMD?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the name of the joint located on either side of your head, just in front of your ears. These joints connect your jawbone to skull. This joint in combination with other muscles and ligaments, lets you chew, swallow, speak and yawn. When you have a problem with the muscle, bone or other tissue in the area in and around the TMJ, you may have a TMD.
What causes TMD?
This condition is caused by a combination of factors like jaw injuries and joint disease, such as arthritis. It is believed that bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding) and head or neck muscle tension may make TMD symptoms worse. Stress is also a possible factor. However, it is not clear if stress causes TMDs or is a result of them.
If you or your loved ones suffer from TMD, feel free to call us to book your free consultations at Laurel Dental in South Edmonton or Copperwood Dental in West Edmonton