Those affected by temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD, know how the pain and discomfort can lower quality of life. You may also have heard “TMD” referred to as “TMJ.” The experienced staff at Designer Smiles helps countless patients manage their condition.
The temporomandibular, or jaw, joint connects the lower jaw bone to the skull. It’s often accompanied by jaw and facial pain, headaches, earaches, neck pain, and chewing difficulty. TMD is also associated with jaw clicking, locking, or clenching, and can cause tooth damage and bone loss.
Many patients first came to us after trying to relieve their frequent headaches. Since 1996, we have noticed that many dental patients don’t realize they have the disorder because it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing the pain. A TMJ specialist can properly diagnose your specific issues and recommend an effective treatment program.
Because a comprehensive treatment plan benefits you the most, we work hand-in-hand with a network of specialists including ENT doctors, neurologists, and physical therapists. If you are suffering from jaw pain, we recommend a consultation with Dr. Hetland. Give us a call at 701-298-9400 to schedule a consultation and visit our blog at https://www.fargodentalcare.com/blog/ to learn about our other cosmetic and restorative dentistry services.
At Designer Smiles, we take jaw pain seriously.
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