TMD and TMJ are acronyms used interchangeably to refer to any number of conditions that can impact the proper alignment of the jaw. Often painful, TMJ can produce a number of oral and systemic symptoms including:
- Clicking, popping, or grinding noises in the jaw
- Difficulties opening and shutting the mouth
- Chronic headaches
- Eye pressure and pain
- Tinnitus and ear pain
- Neck, shoulder and backache
- Postural changes
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please contact Terry L. Bass, DDS online or by calling our Oklahoma City office at (405) 622-8996 today to schedule a neuromuscular dental consultation.
Causes of TMD
TMD causes are not always known, but trauma to the jaw, ill-fitting restorations, and bruxism (teeth grinding) can all increase risks or exacerbate existing misalignment. Known risk factors for TMJ include stress and anxiety, which is why many neuromuscular dental treatments include stress reduction and relaxation techniques. During your TMJ treatment consultation Dr. Bass can discuss these methods in greater detail to ensure you are receiving the most comprehensive care.
Dr. Bass uses advanced technology to determine the underlying causes of TMD and customizes treatment options to address those specific factors. If you have questions about TMD or are ready to schedule your consultation, please call (405) 622-8996 today.
TMD treatment may include:
- Customized orthotics
- Personalized mouthguards
- Dental restorations
- Relaxation exercises
Which treatment or combination of treatments can best serve your needs will be based on several factors unique to your condition. Dr. Bass will carefully cover all of your options during your treatment consultation to make sure you are able to select the most suitable options.
If you are ready to schedule your consultation with our experienced Oklahoma City neuromuscular dentist, please contact us today. We welcome patients from Edmond, Lawton, Norman, and all nearby areas of Oklahoma.