TMD treatment is available for patients and Barrie and the surrounding area at Big Bay Dental. Learn more about the symptoms of TMD and how your dentist can help relieve pain and discomfort.
What is TMD?
TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, can cause discomfort in your jaw, as well as give you headaches. Your dentist can provide you with treatment options that will help relieve symptoms through therapy.
Bite Therapy for TMD
Bite therapy is done to provide a good relationship for the teeth as well as jaw joints and TMJ to ensure the muscles are not overworked. Jaw muscles which have been overworked, generate pain and inflammation much like your body’s response to an intensive exercise routine in the gym.
What is involved in TMD treatment?
Dr. Rouah will create a customized treatment plan based on your diagnosis. Generally, your treatment will involve relieving muscle spasms and pain, stabilizing your bite, and managing long-term pain.
Common TMD Symptoms
- Jaw joint pain
- Limited mouth opening
- Facial pain
- Clenching or grinding
- Sensitive teeth
- Neck pain
- Hot & cold sensitivity of teeth
- Chewing difficulties
- Difficulty swallowing