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Could Your Jaw Pain be TMD?

added on: April 1, 2016

If you are experiencing unexplained headaches, facial pain, ear aches or jaw tension, your pain may be a sign that you are suffering from TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorder is a common ailment that affects over 10 millions Americans, and it appears that the condition seems to be more common in women than in men.

TMJ Solutions in Fort Collins, CO

TMD can cause migraine headaches, ringing in your ears, or can cause your jaw to click, pop, or even lock in place. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complicated joint so instead of trying to self-diagnose, it’s highly recommended that you get a thorough assessment from a dentist who works with TMD patients. At Caring Smiles, we specialize in TMJ/TMD, so if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us to schedule an appointment.

How is TMD treated?

At Caring Smiles, we use a T-Scan computerized system that will instantly analyze your bite. By using this technology, we will be able to determine where your misalignments are causing problems. Depending on what we find, we may recommend a number of treatments, including a bite splint, a therapeutic mouthguard, or a nightguard that will both adjust your bite and prevent you from grinding your teeth.

If your TMJ/TMD is causing severe migraines, we may use a migraine therapy appliance to act as a partial bite guard which will alleviate jaw-clenching as you sleep. We will outline the best treatment plan depending on the severity of your symptoms.

Dr. Allen has long-term experience treating patients with TMD. If you have been putting up with symptoms of TMD, you should know that you don’t have to suffer and just live with it. There are numerous treatment plans, and we will find the one that is right for you.

Schedule an appointment today for a TMJ/TMD consultation. We can’t wait to help relieve your symptoms and give you a healthier mouth and smile!

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