Sometimes referred to as “TMJ” in social circles, and commonly associated with popping or clicking in the jaw joint just in front of the ear, this disorder is often associated with frequent headaches, neck pain, and even shoulder pain. TMD issues occur more frequently in females, usually in the 3rd and 4th decades of life; however, our team at Designing Smiles PSC see a wide variety of patients who are suffering from the effects of this uncomfortable condition. Stress is commonly felt to be a major contributor to the escalation of TMD.
Symptoms that are commonly associated with this condition include:
- Clicking or popping with opening or closing of the jaw
- Limitations in movement of the jaw, sometimes resulting in a locked jaw
- Pain or pressure while chewing
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
- Frequent headaches
TMD treatment in Sellersburg, Indiana, can range from simple regimens of anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen or Aleve, to protective and therapeutic splints or more aggressive procedures. Our dentist, Dr. Dennis Jenkins, evaluates every case individually, establishing a customized treatment based on the needs of that patient.
If you or a family member are suffering with untreated TMD, we are here to assist you in returning to a more comfortable and productive place. Call us today at 812-246-3386 to schedule your consultation.