What is TMD?
Our Lethbridge dentists can help diagnose and treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), a condition of the jaw joints that can cause jaw pain, severe headaches and ringing in the ears.
Causes & Symptoms of TMD
The most common cause of TMD is a bad bite (the misalignment of the teeth and or jaw). Symptoms can include:
- Pain or tenderness of your jaw or temporomandibular joints
- Severe headache or dizziness
- Aching pain in your ear, neck and/or face
- Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
- Locking of the joint
Once your dentist tests for and diagnoses you with TMD, they will offer you a plan to treat its underlying causes.
If your TMD is caused by a bad bite, your dentist may be able to realign the teeth without surgery. These adjustments may help lessen any headaches, pain or dizziness you may be experiencing.
If you have any symptoms of TMD, please visit the dentist to get a proper diagnosis.