Have you been thinking of treating your sleep apnea or TMD, but are uncertain of coming into the office? We offer free virtual consults so you can get the same great service in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer or cell phone and internet connection.
Some of our patients being treated for TMD have asked us if there is anything they can do at home to help compliment the therapy they receive from our office. For TMD patients, we found that one activity in particular has brought some added relief and boosted their overall quality of life in ways they didn’t expect.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) may start off as a small inconvenience. Headaches may come and go, and the jaw and facial pain relieved with over-the-counter pain medication. But the cause of the pain might be unknown, leaving an individual to think that it’s something they just have to deal with. TMD can occur for a number of reasons and the symptoms can range from annoying to debilitating pain.
Have you suffered from whiplash? Do you deal with anxiety or stress? Is clenching or grinding your teeth an everyday occurrence? Conditions like these can increase your risk of
temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD. TMD arises when there is a problem with the fit between the top and bottom teeth, your jaw joint or the facial muscles associated with chewing and jaw movement.
Do you suffer from unexplained ear pain? Does your jaw hurt after eating or when you wake up in the morning, and you’re not sure why? We encounter patients everyday who have pain issues like these but don’t know what’s causing it. They don’t know who to turn to for help, and therefore, suffer needlessly from pain that is easily treatable. The culprit could be temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD.
Time and time again, we have patients that come to us after years of suffering with symptoms like headaches, jaw pain and constant fatigue attributed to TMJ disorder. It broke our hearts to hear how one of our patients had to miss work, special occasions and life in general due to the pain.
Nothing makes us happier than hearing from a patient who has suffered for decades with jaw pain, snoring and daily fatigue that they have finally found some relief. For years, she said “I had begun to think I was imagining the headaches…I was made to feel like it was ‘all in my head’ and that I couldn’t possibly be experiencing daily headaches.”
If you suffer from TMD, you are familiar with the pain it can cause in your jaws and face. But you may be asking, “Why does it hurt? What causes this pain in the first place?”
Have you ever yawned really wide and felt your jaw catch? Or perhaps when chewing vigorously, you feel like your jaws have gotten out of alignment? Do you have headaches and jaw pain? All of these symptoms can be signals that your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is not functioning properly.
Has your child repeatedly complained of facial pain and you know there hasn’t been a recent accident to blame? Do they mention headaches and earaches, or pain and stiffness in their neck? These are a few of the symptoms that can be associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).