TMD and jaw problems in Bournemouth are addressed
Dentists who have experience with TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction alongside other issues with pain in the jaw will be able to find solutions for you if you experience any kind of such discomfort.
It can be immensely debilitating to have issues with your jaw, making it difficult for you to bite, chew, speak or simply enjoy life. By seeking professional help early, then further damage to your teeth can be avoided, such as the wearing down of teeth due to repeated grinding from stress or when the jaw is misaligned.
Most of the TMD and jaw problems in Bournemouth can be identified by pain. It can be deferred pain in your shoulders, neck and even your back, can cause headaches or facial pain or can also be identified through a clicking in your jaw. This is why it is so important that a holistic approach is taken by your dentist and that you mention issues concerning your overall health and wellbeing that may not otherwise be thought to be of dental importance.
You may find that your neck and shoulder pain has been caused by TMD and jaw problems in Bournemouth in potential combination with other factors. By addressing the concerns at their root cause, you will find that measures can be taken to remove the pain at its source.
What are the options for treatment for TMD?
A surprising 30% of UK adults deal with temporomandibular joint dysfunction in their lives at one stage or another. Often it clears up on its own, but it can have a serious and negative impact on your life whilst you are dealing with the complications it causes.
We aim to provide minimally invasive treatment options for our patients who suffer with TMD and jaw problems in Bournemouth. In the first instance, we need to determine what the reason is behind your concern so that we can find innovative and personal solutions for your situation.
Often, causes include stress, injury to the joint, bruxism, osteoarthritis or improper application of dental implants or crowns which are causing a misaligned bite.
A lot of the time, we use devices that can be worn at night to alleviate the symptoms that are associated with many of these causes, however the exact treatment plan is unique to the cause of your pain.
Because teeth clenching and grinding is a common cause and does have serious impacts on your health and wellbeing, as well as the strength and integrity of your teeth, dentists do have a number of treatment options that they can use so that their patients can reduce the amount of time spent unconsciously clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth.
In particular, a treatment called Cerezan is a device that is placed in the air canal and due to the close proximity to the jaw bone joint, can provide impressive relief. Working with other professionals, such as an osteopath, chiropractor or physiotherapist may also provide useful solutions, depending on the extent of the discomfort and damage.This entry was posted in Jaw Problems on .