TMJ / TMD Treatments

Conquer TMD Headaches In Fargo

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) refers to problems with the jaw, the jaw joint (TMJ), and the surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. TMJ or TMD is an umbrella term that covers both acute and chronic pain in the jaw, teeth, face, head, neck, shoulders, and back. Other problems can include headaches, snoring, teeth grinding, ear infections, and restricted airways.

TMJ issues can be treated, but an accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment. Our exceptional dentists at Designer Smiles can help diagnose and treat TMD so you can begin living a normal, pain-free life again.

Symptoms Of TMJ and TMD

Any one or more of the following symptoms can indicate TMD. If you are experiencing any of them, call us today to schedule a time for a TMJ diagnosis.

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Muscle spasms in the TMJ area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

Act Now & Stop Suffering

TMD pain can unexpectedly escalate in a short period of time. Many untreated TMJ patients show premature wear from grinding teeth. Some TMJ patients favor one side over the other, which causes teeth to wear unevenly. It can also cause asymmetrical muscle tone in the jaw. At Designer Smiles, we can help alleviate your TMD symptoms.

TMJ Treatment That Works

Generally, the first step for treatment is to measure the most relaxed position of your jaw in order to find its normal position. Then, the dental work necessary to realign the bite and restore your teeth can be prescribed. Once your bite is realigned and the jaw is in place, the jaw pain that resulted from the imbalance should be reduced. In some cases, it can even  disappear altogether.

You deserve much-needed relief from TMD. At Designer Smiles, we’ll strive to find a treatment that will alleviate and eliminate your TMD symptoms. If you’d like to learn more about how TMD treatment can help you, give us a call today. We work with patients from all over the Fargo area, from Moorhead to West Fargo.