The temporomandibular or jaw joint connects the lower jaw bone to the skull. TMD is often associated with jaw and facial pain, headaches, earaches, neck pain, and chewing difficulty. TMD is also associated with jaw clicking, locking, or clenching, and can cause tooth damage and bone loss.
Many TMJ patients first came to Smileology after trying to relieve their frequent headaches. Since, 2000, we have spotted that many dental patients don’t realize they have TMJ disorder because it can be hard to pinpoint precisely what is causing the pain. A TMJ specialist can properly diagnose your specific issues and recommend an effective course of action.
Because a comprehensive treatment plan is most successful, we work closely with a network of TMD specialists including ENT doctors, neurologists, and physical therapists. If you are suffering from jaw pain, we recommend a consultation with dentist Broutin at Smileology in Niceville.
At Smileology, we take jaw pain seriously.