These disorders cause intense jaw pain that can affect your daily life. Schedule an appointment to find out if it is really Temporomandibular Disorder and how it can be treated.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as severe, recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, also known as TMD.
Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.
If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, let Dr. Walker know at your next appointment. He can help determine if you have TMD and create a customized treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms.
If you feel that you might have TMD, it is always important to see your dentist and receive an exam. However, not all jaw pain is associated with TMD, and if you do not have TMD there are many different preventive steps you can take to maintain a healthy, strong smile.
Many people get TMD without ever having braces. Symptoms usually wax and wane regardless of whether braces are worn. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and are concerned that you’re a candidate for TMD treatment, please contact our office for a consultation. Our TMD patients come to us from Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix and nearby areas.