Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)
Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.
At Blondman Dental we first try to establish the health of the jaw joints. We will perform an extensive evaluation of the condition of the joints including any symptoms that may exist.
Symptoms of TMD include:
- Pain in the jaw area
- Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
- Frequent headaches or neck aches
- Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
- Swelling on the sides of the face
- Muscle spasms in the jaw area
- A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
- Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth
Should you notice any of these symptoms, please let us know as soon as they occur. Through the use of advanced diagnostic tools, including a joint vibration analysis (JVA), a detailed evaluation of the bite and how it relates to the joint, we can do a sophisticated evaluation of the condition of the jaw joint in a non-invasive way.