Here at Bateman Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, we provide treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMDs) through the use of custom bite guards.
Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are a set of joints located on either side of your face. They connect your jawbone to your temple
and are involved in most of the movement that happens when you chew, speak, or make facial expressions that include your mouth and jaw.
In other words, they do a lot of work. Because of this, they are also highly susceptible to stress. TMDs occur when the joint is strained, dislocated, or injured.
Every TMD case is unique. A wide variety of stressors can affect the joint, making both the cause and the needed treatment different for every patient. However, there are a number of common symptoms that can help you identify a TMD.
Not every case will have all of these symptoms, but will often have several at a time. If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms, you may have a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD).
Quite a few of the symptoms listed above involve pain, sensitivity, or discomfort in areas other than the actual location of the TMJ. This may even mask the fact that it is all caused by a TMJ disorder.
However, healing the TMJ will in turn heal these various symptoms:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, it’s very possible that you are suffering from tension or injury to the temporomandibular joint. Contact our office today via phone, text, or email! We’ll be glad to answer any questions that you may have, and help you come up with a treatment plan that is right for you. Serving the Lehi, Highland, and Alpine, UT areas.