Clicking jaw, headaches, facial discomfort…do these sound familiar? With more than 3 million cases of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) in America annually, jaw discomfort affects a lot of people! TMD is a very common problem that occurs in the jaw joint, causing many side effects. Sometimes simply resting the jaw can treat the symptoms, however other cases may require treatment.
Your dentist can examine your jaw and help determine the cause of your discomfort and jaw pain, help you find relief and give you advice on how to treat your symptoms. The first step is to schedule an appointment to have your jaw examined. Ultimately, your dentist may be able to prescribe a mouthguard, home treatment or give you other instructions on getting pain relief. In rare cases, surgery may be needed.
Left untreated, TMD can become very uncomfortable. This condition can lead to frequent other symptoms including, but not limited to:
- Neck pain
- Ear pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Locking jaw
- Muscle spasms
If you are looking for help with TMD in Oxnard, CA, pick up the phone and schedule an appointment with us! We will do everything we can to help you get relief from jaw pain and address your discomfort.