TMD TREATMENT FROM YOUR DENTIST IN OSWEGO, IL & BLOOMINGDALE, IL
Did you know that one in four people experience some type of temporomandibular disorder (TMD), which is a group of conditions that affect the jaw, neck, and head? Symptoms of this disorder can include pain, tenderness, stiffness, clicking or popping sounds when opening the mouth, as well as headaches. If left untreated, these symptoms can progress over time and impact your quality of life. Thankfully, at Distinctive Dental Care in Oswego and Bloomingdale, we’re here to help!
How can my dentist help treat my TMD?
Research has shown that a dental appliance, or splint, worn at night can help keep teeth slightly apart, which allows muscles and joints to relax, thereby preventing teeth clenching or grinding. It’s also proven to help improve a patient’s ability to chew and speak, reducing their risk of tooth damage, and preventing further joint damage.
Why is seeking out treatment for TMD important?
One of the most notable benefits of TMD treatment is that it can help relieve pain. If you are suffering from any type of jaw pain, neck pain, or headache, seeking treatment can help improve your quality of life. In addition, TMD treatment can also help improve your ability to chew and speak while minimizing the difficulty that can be associated with chewing.
Another important benefit of TMD treatment is that it can help to avoid long-term dental damage. If left untreated, TMD can lead to joint damage and deterioration. This not only causes further pain but can also impact your ability to chew and speak. In severe cases, it may even require surgery to correct the damage. By seeking treatment early on, you can avoid this situation and the need for more invasive treatments down the road.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of TMD, call Distinctive Dental Care in Oswego and Bloomingdale today!