TMD is a disorder that affects the joints that control your lower jaw; it is usually caused by a misalignment.
TMD may cause or be a result of Bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth). You may be unaware of your grinding or as it usually happens while you’re asleep.
However symptoms may include:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Shorter teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Waking up with toothache or a sore jaw
If left untreated you risk further damage to your teeth, gums and jaw. You will most likely notice increased pain, loose teeth, headaches as well as pain in your neck, cheeks and ears.
Besides treating the current damage caused, TMD and Bruxism can be treated by a custom mouth guard or splint to be worn while you sleep.
At Hadfield Dental Group, we also offer instant relief with our injectable muscle relaxers . Contact us to find out more.