Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) are more common than you may think. Most of us have experienced at least mild jaw pain at some point. When jaw pain persists or becomes severe, it may require general dental treatment.
Your first thought would probably be to visit your doctor. However, in many cases, your dentist is probably a better call. A number of disorders of the jaw are rooted in the function of the mouth, which is an area normally treated by an orthodontist or dentist.
If the muscles of the jaw are in some way compromised or weakened, it will have an impact on the function of the jaw. The sufferer may experience stiffness, pain or discomfort as a result of the stress being placed on the joint. For some sufferers, these symptoms are experienced regardless of whether the jaw is at rest or moving due to activities such as speaking or eating.
There are numerous ways that Chester Road Family Dental can help you with jaw pain. We can offer treatments which address nighttime grinding of the teeth. We also may use orthodontic devices and other treatments that address crowding in the teeth or wisdom teeth pushing through. Our practice provides a comprehensive exam for all our patients. These exams involve a series of advanced diagnostic processes and tools that can determine the root cause of jaw pain.
We will work with you throughout the treatment process to assess your progress and adjust treatments as necessary. Our team has the expertise and experience to help you find relief from your jaw pain. Under the care of Chester Road Family Dental, you will receive the correct diagnosis and treatment for your condition.
If you have been experiencing persistent jaw pain, contact Chester Road Family Dental today to schedule an appointment. We will provide you with quick and effective treatments, bringing you the relief you deserve from severe jaw pain.