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All you need to know about TMD:

Some health disorder symptoms are very confusing. Symptoms which are common to different ailments are leads typically to misdiagnosis. Temporomandibular dysfunction which is abbreviated as tad is a condition which is normally misdiagnosed. TMD is a condition which affects the temporomandibular joint which is abbreviated as TMJ.

TMJ is a hinge which connects the lower jaw and the upper jaw. This joint is made of bones, muscles, ligaments, and discs. TMJ dysfunction manifests itself in different ways.

Popping sounds, jaws getting stuck or clicking sounds can tell you that you have this disorder. However, it can be tough for you to know that you have this condition. We at Wilshire Smile Group, we are known to be the TMJ Los Angeles best dentist.

The following information is all you need to know about TMD:


Factors causing temporomandibular dysfunction

We find it difficult to tell the cause of each TMD case brought to us. However, we have noted some of the common factors that we believe that it causes this disorder of the temporomandibular joint.

TMJ Los Angeles specialists believe that the following factors cause TMD. First is the clenching of the jaw which occurs constantly causing trauma. Also, as we eat, talk the joint constantly wears out leading to this condition. It can also be caused by aging as it is a common disorder to the elderly people. Moreover, other diseases can lead to the joint’s dysfunction.


TMJ disorder symptoms

Here at Wilshire smile group clinic, we have the best TMJ Los Angeles specialist. Our dentist is capable of diagnosing this kind of disorder based on the symptoms that present themselves. If you have any of the following symptoms ensure that you visit us at our clinic for you to be diagnosed if you have TMD. If you hear clicking and popping sounds in the jaw make a visit to us.

TMD makes the jaws to lock or to get stuck. Normally, it is accompanied by pain in the cheeks and in the jaw, muscles causing discomfort. Another common symptom is headache or migraines which occurs for a varied amount of time at different frequencies. Also clenching of teeth mostly at night is a possible symptom.

Moreover, difficulty in opening of the jaw is a common symptom. You will find out that the jaw deviates to one side either when you are opening or closing the jaw. If you feel some ringing sounds in the ear and experience nervousness or insomnia then you may be suffering from this disorder.


TMD medication

If any of the above symptoms present itself singly, it can be a symptom to a different disease. Luckily, at Wilshire smile group clinic we have the best TMJ Los Angeles dentist who not only treat TMD but also other related diseases.

You can easily eliminate muscle pain by applying moist heat or muscle relaxants. We have also dental guards to prevent night teeth clenching. Apart from medication we also offer you with guidance on how to care for your jaw. If any of the symptoms persists, ensure that you visit us.

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