What causes temporomandibular joint disorder?
There is no clear cause of TMD, but experts have pinpointed a number of factors that can contribute to jaw joint problems. Possible sources of dysfunction include: injury to the jaw, stress, arthritis, and malocclusion (an imbalanced bite).
How do I know if I have a jaw joint problem?
First our neuromuscular team will talk with you about your concerns. Once we evaluate your symptoms and do a full mouth examination, X-rays and other digital imaging tests can tell us a lot about the factors that may influence your bite and affect the jaw joints. Be sure to share all details about your medical history with our neuromuscular dentists.
Is TMD a serious condition?
If left untreated, jaw joint dysfunction can lead to a host of additional problems and cause unbearable pain. There are many different types of jaw joint problems, but with expert neuromuscular attention, serious consequences of TMD can be avoided.
How affordable is jaw joint treatment?
Treatment for a jaw joint disorder will depend on individual factors, and our neuromuscular dentists address each case with the most conservative treatment options possible. At Aspenwood Dental Associates, we strive to keep all of our treatment options affordable, and we offer payment plans to help patients pay over time if they choose.
How do I find out more about TMD and neuromuscular treatment?
You can talk to the neuromuscular dentists at Aspenwood Dental Associates about any symptoms you are having. We will explain the diagnosis process and help you better understand how TMD treatment can help alleviate painful jaw joint problems.
Protect the health and appearance of your smile with the experienced, family dental care provided by Aspenwood Dental Associates. Please contact our Aurora TMD dentists today to schedule your free consultation.