TMD Treatment in St. Albert
You don’t need to suffer from jaw and neck pain or headaches if you have TMD. There are dental devices specially designed to aid in the symptoms of TMD. These can include occlusal splints, dental night guards, or a sleep apnea device. Every patient is unique. If you have TMD (or think you might), talk to our dentists about your options.
What Is TMD?
TMD stands for Temporomandibular Disorders. These conditions cause pain in the jaw joint that connects the upper jaw and the lower jaw, which assists your mouth in the motions of chewing and talking. The main signs and symptoms of TMD include pain in the neck and jaw, headaches, difficulty moving the jaw, and unusual clicking or popping sounds in the joint.
How Do I Know If I Have TMD?
Our dentists can diagnose TMD during your regular oral exam. A dentist examination for TMD will include taking x-rays as well as feeling along the jaw joints, head, neck, and ears. You’ll also be asked a series of questions. If you’ve encountered some TMD symptoms, have experienced a recent jaw injury, or consistently grind or clench your teeth, we encourage you to talk to our dentists about your options.