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Symptoms, Causes And Treatments Of TMJ TMD Pain

Posted on Blog February 18, 2014 by admin

Your temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull with only muscle. This area is prone to problems that cause pain Temporomandibular Disorder. There are a number of causes for TMD, including the following, and luckily, all are treatable:

Symptoms Of TMD

Though there are a number of TMD symptoms, the most common are those entailing pain. Experiences of a painful clicking or prolonged ache in your jaw, or a pain or numbness in your face, neck, or shoulders are among the most common such symptoms. Regular headaches or dizziness also may point to TMD.

Causes Of TMD

TMD is caused by a number of factors, including bad posture, stress, having had teeth removed, having a misaligned bite, or experiencing a trauma. Any number of these factors can work together to increase TMD pain to an unbearable level.

Treatment Of TMD

Fortunately, there is hope for those suffering from TMD. Skilled dentists are able to use a range of therapies, including ultrasound, physical therapy, orthotics and neuromuscular dentistry, to treat TMD and lessen pain for TMD sufferers.

Dr. Hoffman at Smile Stylers has more than 25 years of TMD-treatment experience and can help make your

TMD pain a thing of the past. Call his office now at 305-933-3070 to start your treatment.

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