Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a disruptive jaw disorder that affects the muscles, tissues and bones of the jaw joint (TMJ). At Allen Dentistry, we realize what is at stake if you are experiencing jaw discomfort. Not only can it be a source of chronic pain and disruption, but TMD can also compromise your dental health. Dr. Nylander carries special knowledge and training in treating TMJ disorders with dental care services. We offer the most effective TMD treatments available so that our patients can regain a more comfortable and functional smile for years to come.
Your health and quality of life can suffer if TMD is not treated. Patients can experience the following symptoms:
- Tension headaches
- Jaw pain or discomfort
- Ear pain or dizziness
- Bite problems
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Frequent jaw locking
Jaw Pain Relief
When providing jaw pain relief, it is important to determine the root cause of your condition. This can be done through a careful evaluation and a series of diagnostic tests. There are many causes of TMD, including teeth grinding or clenching, habitual gum chewing, nail biting and jaw injury. Dr. Nylander will diagnose your specific cause before recommending a customized treatment plan.
Since the leading cause of TMD is nighttime teeth grinding, many of our patients benefit form a custom mouthguard to treat their condition and prevent future symptoms. It may also be necessary for some patients to begin orthodontic correction to realign their bite. Others may need an adjustment in their dental crown or bridge so that they can bite more comfortably.
Don’t live with jaw discomfort. We have a variety of affordable treatment options that can help you at Allen Dentistry. Our practice is dedicated to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care using state-of-the-art technique and technology. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nylander, an experienced TMJ Dentist who is ready to give you jaw pain relief.