Constant headaches. Ringing in the ears. Pain in the jaw and neck. If you’re suffering from daily symptoms like these, consider visiting your dentist.

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMD or TMJ disorder, is a neuromuscular condition that affects the joints and muscles of the jaw. Dr. Ron Thompson and his team have years of experience in treating TMJ disorder, and can help you overcome its unpleasant symptoms.

What is TMJ Disorder?

When the bite becomes misaligned or damaged for any reason, the facial muscles have to work overtime to allow you to chew and speak properly. The entire system of teeth, muscles, nerves, and bones are locked into constant discomfort and strain.

If you are regularly suffering from one or more of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Ringing or pain in the ears
  • Stiffness in the neck and shoulders
  • Pain or fatigue in the facial muscles
  • Worn down, chipped, or damaged teeth
  • Pain or soreness in the jaw
  • Clicking or locking in the jaw joints

Diagnosing and Treating TMJ

Dr. Thompson and his team of experts can identify TMJ disorder with a thorough exam and a few x-rays. With detailed images of your jaw, we can learn more about the potential cause of your TMD and we can discover the treatment methods that will work for you.

Dr. Thompson will create a TMJ treatment plan that will suit your unique needs. Your plan may involve a custom orthotic appliance, restorative treatments, or lifestyle changes.

Do you think you may be suffering from TMD? Whether you need TMJ treatment or general and cosmetic services, you can trust the professionals of East Valley Dental Care and Scottsdale Dental Care. To learn more, give us a call today and schedule your appointment.