TMJ/ TMD Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly referred to as TMD, is a widespread condition that leads to discomfort, pain, and restricted jaw movement.

At Pelham Links Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in South Carolina, we recognize the challenges TMD poses and offer a comprehensive TMJ/TMD treatment approach to help you restore comfort, function, and overall well-being.

What Causes TMJ Disorders?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) facilitates essential functions such as chewing, speaking, and expressing emotions.

TMJ disorder can result from various factors, including:

  • Bruxism: Teeth grinding and clenching, often during sleep.
  • Malocclusion: Incorrect bite alignment can exert excessive pressure on the joint.
  • Stress: Persistent stress can contribute to increased teeth clenching and muscle tension.
  • Arthritis: Joint inflammation due to arthritis can lead to TMJ discomfort.
  • Injury: Trauma to the jaw, head, or neck.
  • Habits: Frequent gum chewing or nail biting.

What Are the Symptoms of TMD?

TMJ disorder symptoms vary and may encompass the following:

  • Discomfort in the jaw joint, face, neck, or shoulders.
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth.
  • Difficulty in fully opening the mouth.
  • Headache patterns resembling tension headaches.
  • Earaches or tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
  • Pain while chewing.
  • Tiredness in facial muscles.
  • Jaw locking.

Do You Need TMJ/TMD Treatment in South Carolina?

At Pelham Links Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re committed to relieving your TMJ-related discomfort and enhancing your oral health. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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