TMJ & TMD Treatment
Have you been experiencing jaw pain or popping in your jaw when you chew? You may have temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. This condition refers to dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, the hinge mechanism in the jaw. At Northampton Dental, we can accurately diagnose and treat TMD/TMJ with general dentistry at our office in Tomball, TX.
TMD can cause many different symptoms. The most common are jaw pain and a popping noise when opening and closing the jaw. However, there are other symptoms that are often misdiagnosed. Headaches, along with neck, ear or facial pain can also be symptoms of this condition. You may have swelling around the jaw or experience numbness in your face. Knowing the possible symptoms is the first step to getting a diagnosis and treatment to alleviate this jaw condition.
Get an Accurate Diagnosis
To determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are from TMD, come see our team at Northampton Dental.
There are various treatments available to treat TMD. Adjusting your bite alignment can be one solution. Wearing an oral appliance that is customized to your mouth can help adjust the position of the jaw and allow it to heal. Our dentist can discuss the options available to treat your condition to give you relief from the pain and discomfort of TMD.
If you have been suffering from jaw pain, headaches or other symptoms of TMD, come see us at Northampton Dental. We can determine whether you have TMD and offer treatment options to relieve your pain. We have payment options available, and most dental insurance plans are accepted. Contact us today for your appointment.