TMD (temporomandibular disorder)
The jaw joints and groups of muscles that let us chew, swallow, speak and yawn are known as the temporomandibular. When there’s a problem with how the joints and muscles work, you may have a temporomandibular disorder or TMD.
Some symptoms of TMDs are tender or sore jaw muscles. Your jaw may be even more painful when you wake up, clench your teeth, chew your food or yawn . It may be hard to open or close your jaws all the way, or your jaws may lock open or closed. You may hear strange noises in your jaw joints, such as clicking or popping when you open your mouth, or crunching and grinding sounds when you chew. You can have headaches that you cannot explain or may also feel pain in your neck. These may be caused by TMD, or by other problems.
The cause of TMD is not always clear, but in most cases, stress is a major factor.
If you have or had experienced any of the symptoms mentioned before you can contact our dental clinic in Toronto and schedule your TMD examination. Our dentists at One Centre Dentistry will provide you with the personalized choices to help your jaw joints and muscles to relax. Call us today: 416-445-2919.