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Choosing a Dentist to Treat TMD

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can affect every aspect of your life. Debilitating pain in your head, neck, and jaw can keep you from ever wanting to do anything. The symptoms of TMD can be treated by an experienced neuromuscular dentist by realigning the jaw and easing the tension on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Here are some ideas on what to look for in choosing a dentist to treat your TMD:

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder/TMD/TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ) refers to a medical problem involving the joint in the jaw that connects the lower jaw to the skull in front of the ear. Temporomandibular joint disorder can be caused as the result of an injury, a disease, the aging process, or habits such as clenching and grinding the teeth. Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding) may alter the alignment of the teeth after time and cause muscle spasms and inflammation.