Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction or TMD (as it is usually referred to by), is a disorder that causes chronic facial pain. The common name it is now usually referred to as, is TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder). The name temporomandibular is the name of the joint that is located just in front of the lower part of the ear. In simple terms, it allows your mouth to open and close.
Not all solutions for TMD involve dental work. Sometimes relaxation techniques and over the counter pain medication can control the pain or discomfort.
Symptoms of TMD can include:
Sometimes TMD can be even be mistaken for migraines as it can produce pain and pressure behind the eyes, and even earaches.
TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can be present in many other problems. Your dentist will be able to conduct a thorough evaluation and possibly x-rays to determine if TMJ is the correct diagnosis.
Ashmore Dental clinic on the Gold Coast has different treatment options for sufferers of TMD. Give us a call and we’ll schedule in an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.