Dr. Bryron Wall
TMJ Treatment Can Eliminate Painful Symptoms & Improve Overall Quality of Life
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a painful condition that causes inflammation around the jaw joints. Left untreated, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) can lead to serious dental issues, including erosion, mobility, and even tooth loss. There are many reasons why TMJ dysfunction may occur. For example:
- Misaligned teeth or jaws that put pressure or strain on the jaw joints and surrounding muscles
- The articular disk that cushions the jaw joints erodes or becomes misaligned
- The cartilage around the joints is damaged by arthritis
- The jaw has been damaged by some type of trauma
Benefits of TMD Treatment
TMD not only causes pain in the jaw joints. It can also lead to chronic headaches, neck and back pain, and earaches. With proper treatment, patients often find that their whole body health improves.
Reduce Risk of Dental Damage
Temporomandibular joint disorders are linked to bruxism – or, chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Each condition can exacerbate the other, creating a vicious, painful cycle.
Improve Chewing Function
Left untreated, TMJ disorder can cause significant discomfort when eating. For many individuals, the pain becomes so severe that they eat a limited diet, which could lead to malnutrition.
Reduce or Eliminate Tinnitus
TMD not only causes earaches, but it can also lead to tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Though tinnitus does not develop in every case, proper treatment can reduce or eliminate this chronic problem.
Enhance Overall Health
TMJ disorder has been linked to a number of systemic medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, and chronic fatigue. The correct treatment can have a positive impact on your health and overall wellness.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you suspect that you might have TMJ disorder, schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, practice. TMJ disorder may be acute or chronic, mild or severe. If you experience any of these troubling symptoms, schedule a consultation at with Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico so we can diagnose your condition and design a personalized treatment plan.