Are you experiencing in opening your jaw? Do you notice swelling or pain when you yawn or chew? TMD or temporomandibular disorders are caused due to inflammation or misalignment of the joint connecting the cheekbones to the jaw. Please feel free to call our qualified dentists near you for any dental or oral health issues.

What You Should Know About TMJ/TMD

We need movement in the jaws for movement, speech, chewing, changing facial expressions, yawning, and laughing, among many other functions. The temporomandibular joint connects the cheekbones to the jaw and provides a full range of motion.

The temporomandibular joint is flexible and stable enough to allow us to chew solid foods properly. The TMJ links the jaw to the skull on either side of the head. Thanks to a number of ligaments, cushioning tissues, and muscles that work together, the TMJ is able to glide smoothly to produce seamless movement. If you experience difficulty opening your mouth, chewing food, or feeling any discomfort in the jaw, please call Tarpon Shores Dental for a consultation and diagnosis.

TMJ/TMD Treatments in St. Armands, Venice, and Englewood, FL

We offer a range of treatments for treating temporomandibular disorders. TMD can be exhausting to put up with and can interfere with your daily routine and work. Powerful medications may numb the pain temporarily, but they do not treat the cause of the pain.

Therapy may include holistic counseling on stress management, lifestyle, sleeping positions, and nutrition. We may recommend custom-fitted TMJ mouth guards to protect your teeth from the wear and tear typically associated with TMJ problems. We also suggest chewing on alternate sides of your mouth and refraining from biting down on hard, chewy foods.

How Tarpon Shores Dental Can Help

Our trained dentists in St. Armands, Venice, and Englewood, FL will review your condition, diagnose the problem, and recommend the most suitable TMJ/TMD treatment near you. TMJ/TMD treatments may include massaging the temple and jaw to relax the muscles as well as alternate warm and cold compresses.