TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints. Your temporomandibular joints are the joints that move when you move your jaw. If you move your jaw too frequently by grinding your teeth or through other jaw issues, these joints can become worn, and cause problems. Temporomandibular joint problems are referred to as TMDs, or temporomandibular disorders. If you frequently grind your teeth when you sleep or these joints become overused in other ways, you may develop a TMD.
TMD issues can cause headaches and pain in the jaw joints. Your ears may feel stuffy, and there might be a strange clicking noise when your jaw moves. You might suffer from muscle spasms, or face swelling. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it may be a sign that you are suffering from a TMD disorder. At Garr Dental Center, we can help treat your TMD problems. Through treatment, we can help your jaw joints heal and ease your discomfort. Even if you are suffering from a bad TMD, you can find the help you need at our office.
When patients come to our office for a check up, Dr. Garr checks for signs of temporomandibular joint problems. The earlier a problem is caught, the easier it can be fixed through special in office treatment. Dr. Garr can meet with patients one on one if they are suffering from any of the symptoms and offer the help and support they need. At our pratice, we can diagnose TMD issues and offer treatment. Even if you are suffering from severe symptoms, Dr. Garr can help alleviate your discomfort and headaches with TMD treatment services.
To discuss TMJ and TMDs, and whether or not you may need care, contact us at our office. We would be happy to answer any questions and to set up an appointment.