Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) refers to ailments affecting the jaw joint, chewing muscles, and the associated structures that control jaw movement. In the UK, TMD is experienced at some point by almost 30% of the population. Although it can affect both men and women of any age, it is more common among women between the age of 20 and 50 years.
The following factors may contribute to the development or augmentation of TMD:
One of the most common symptoms of TMD is aching pain around the jaw or radiating to the ear, cheek, neck or shoulder. Patients may also suffer from headaches or migraines; poor sleep quality, restricted oral movements, discomfort while chewing, or experience grating or clicking noises when moving the jaw.
Our dental team can analyse the symptoms and conduct a thorough examination of the jaw to diagnose if the patient is suffering from TMD. They can provide an array of treatments such as infection removal or occlusal adjustments to tackle dental-related causative factor of the disorder.
For more information on TMD/TMJ Disorders and its treatment offered by Superior Smiles, please call us on 01565 743 180.
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