Everyday aggravators cause many Fargo people to respond by clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth. For example, daily commuting in West Fargo can take a physical toll. All the traffic, noise, and perpetual road construction causes some people to grind their teeth as they navigate the sea of cars.
Some Fargo folks who hate waiting in long lines channel their frustration to their jaw as they try, by the sheer force of will, to cause the line to move faster.
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause a painful condition called TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. In Fargo, TMD is often mistakenly called ‘TMJ’: the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint.
Your jaw is able to open and close thanks to many jaw muscles and the intricate temporomandibular joints. These joints allow for fluid mobility as you chew, speak, and yawn.
Damage to these joints can lead to chronic pain in the jaw, head, face and neck. Pain may be experienced on one or both sides of the jaw.
TMD is an often misdiagnosed condition in Fargo because facial pain can result from a variety of things, not just damage to the temporomandibular joints. Sinus infections, tooth decay, and facial inuries can cause jaw pain. A correct diagnosis is necessary for treating TMD.
At Designer Smiles we have been diagnosing and treating TMD since 1996. If you are experiencing clicking, popping, or discomfort in your jaw, call Designer Smiles today for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
I am Dennis Hetland and I enjoy providing high quality dentistry to the residents of Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead.
Designer Smiles not only treats TMD, but we redesign smiles with state-of-the-art dental treatments. We offer sedation dentistry and dental implants.
Your smile is contagious! Make sure it is healthy and beautiful. Call Designer Smiles today to schedule a consultation or examination. (701) 566-5063