know the signs
What is tMJ/TMD?
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ/TMD) is a condition characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The symptoms of TMJ are debilitating and can greatly interfere with everyday life. At Dodds Dental, we want our patients to be happy and healthy, so our dentists diagnose and treat TMJ/TMD with mouthguards and realignment options. Call us today to set up a consultation.
the root of the problem
what causes tMJ/TMD?
The most common cause of TMJ/TMD is the misalignment of the teeth, often called “bad bite.” Patients who suffer from this disorder often report that their symptoms generally worsen during periods of prolonged or unexpected stress, and that intense outbreaks of the condition can lead to neck pain and dizziness. TMJ/TMD can also be caused by an injury resulting from a blow to the meniscus cartilage. If you notice jaw pain, headaches, or dizziness, give us a call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Dustin or Dr. Emily.
with custom night guards
Most cases of TMJ/TMD can be treated with a custom night guard. These dental appliances are specially molded to stop teeth from grinding during the night. A bite relationship analysis may be recommended by the dentist to determine if this is the best option for you. Dr. Dustin and Dr. Emily may also suggest relaxation techniques that will lessen the effects of stress and result in alleviated pain.