If you have jaw pain or discomfort, TMD could be the reason! Our team is trained to treat TMD and help you find relief from jaw pain. If you are looking for treatment for TMD in Ephrata, PA, call us today to schedule a consultation!
What is TMJ/TMD?
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) refers to a lower jaw joint that connects the jaw to the rest of the skull and TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders) refers to a disorder caused by problems with this jaw joint. This joint, if not working properly, can lead to many irritating and sometimes painful symptoms. If left untreated, symptoms may worsen over time.
What causes TMD?
Many things can cause TMD including:
- Misaligned teeth
- Trauma or injury
- Teeth grinding
- Stress causing muscle tension
- Excessive gum chewing
- Jaw alignment
Symptoms of TMD
Jaw pain is one of the main symptoms of TMD, however this disorder can lead to many different symptoms including:
- Clicking or popping jaw
- Locking jaw
- Frequent headaches
- Neck pain
- Ear pain or ringing in ears
- Difficulty chewing
- Sensitive teeth
Other symptoms not listed can occur due to TMD. If you think you are suffering from any of these symptoms and are looking for help with a TMJ disorder in Ephrata, PA, let our team help you find relief!
Can Botox Help with TMJ Disorder?
Recommended treatments will vary depending on the cause of your TMD. Home exercises, orthodontic treatment and mouthguards are all possible treatments depending on your diagnosis. Also included in the possible treatment of TMD is Botox. Botox has helped patients by numbing the areas experiencing pain from the TMJ disorder.