What causes Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)?
TMD occurs if the temporomandibular joint is not functioning properly. This can happen as a result of trauma to the jaw, general wear and tear, teeth grinding or clenching during sleep, or heredity.
What are the symptoms of TMD?
Any of the symptoms listed below may be an indication that your are experiencing TMD:
- Difficulties chewing & biting
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Ear pain or discomfort
Is TMD treatable?
At Cambie Village Dental we can help you to manage your TMD symptoms. After reviewing your symptoms, your habits and certain lifestyle particulars, we will work with you to develop a plan to relieve your TMD symptoms.
Often, simple lifestyle changes can help to relieve TMD symptoms.
For more complex or severe cases of TMD, treatment recommendations may include custom-made dental appliances, physical therapy or surgery.