Are You Familiar With TMD?
Do you often wake up with unexplained headaches, or do you often experience discomfort in your jaw and face? If so, you may be experiencing complications from a condition known as TMD, also referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder. Unfortunately, many adults are never properly diagnosed, and their condition and symptoms remain untreated. Our practice is designed to help patients who suffer from TMD get the treatment they need to live their lives to the fullest.
What is TMD?
TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint. This joint is the ball-and-socket joint that attaches the lower jaw to the base of the skull. If you place your fingers on the back of your jaw near your ear and open your mouth, you can feel the temporomandibular joint move. This condition affects not only the temporomandibular joint but also the jaw and facial muscles. Patients who suffer from this chronic condition are often in a constant state of discomfort and can have difficulty with daily activities, such as eating and speaking.
Symptoms of TMD
There are an estimated 10 million people who suffer from TMD, and unfortunately, many of them remain undiagnosed. TMD is often mistaken for another medical condition because of similar symptoms. Individuals may visit other medical practices and become frustrated when a treatment plan isn’t successful or they are told there is no problem. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from TMD:
- Headaches, neck, or shoulder pain
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Jaw discomfort or pain
- Locked jaw
- Teeth grinding
- Discomfort or ringing of the ears
- Difficulty chewing and swallowing
If you feel that you or a loved one are suffering from TMD, be sure to visit our website to learn more and watch videos about the topic: https://tmjsleepsolutionsnw.com/tmj-solutions-nw/
If you or a loved one is suffering from one or more of the symptoms above and live in Silverdale, Lynnwood, and Federal Way, WA, or the surrounding area, be sure to contact our office to learn more about how we can help improve your quality of life. We look forward to hearing from you soon!