Our Winnipeg dentists can help diagnose and treat jaw pain or tightness, referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Tempromandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a disorder of the joints in the jaw that may cause symptoms like jaw pain, severe headaches and ringing in the ears.
The most common cause of TMD is a bad bite (the misalignment of the teeth and or jaw).
A common symptom of the disorder is teeth grinding (or bruxism), usually during sleep. Over time, grinding can erode teeth structure and cause other severe dental issues. If left untreated, TMD can lead to loose teeth and eroded jawbones.
TMD symptoms can worsen during stressful times and intense outbreaks may cause symptoms such as dizziness and neck pain.
Once your dentist tests for and diagnoses you with TMD, they will offer you a plan to treat its underlying causes.
If your TMD is caused by a bad bite, your dentist may be able to realign the teeth without surgery. These adjustments may help lessen any headaches, pain or dizziness you may be experiencing.
If you have any symptoms of TMD, please visit the dentist to get a proper diagnosis.
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