Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is any disorder that affects the proper functioning of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMD is one of the most commonly overlooked causes of chronic headaches, but can also result in problems including:
- Facial tenderness and swelling
- Difficulties chewing
- Neck and backaches
- Postural problems
- Decreased energy
Improper alignment of your jaw can also lead to dental issues such as uneven wear on your teeth. During your biannual examinations with one of our Calgary neuromuscular dentists, your jaw and bite are evaluated to catch early signs of TMD before it begins to cause serious problems. Treating TMD To treat TMD, your jaw needs to be realigned. At Aesthetic Dental Studio, we have found that the best way to treat TMD is with the Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM). PPM is custom created for each patient to address the specific needs of your jaw. Your customized PPM will work to place your jaw in a more forward and down position. Worn at night, PPM gradually realigns your jaw into its optimal position while also increasing oxygen flow, relaxing muscles, and relieving the painful symptoms of TMD. If you live in or around Calgary, Alberta, Northwest Calgary, or Airdrie and are suffering from TMD, please contact the neuromuscular dentists at Aesthetic Dental Studio to schedule an initial consultation today.