The temporomandibular joint and supportive muscles facilitate the ability to speak, chew, and yawn. TMJ is an overworked joint, and when problems arise the associated issues are often referred to as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD symptoms range from minor discomfort to severe pain in the head, mouth or jaw. It can lead to difficulty eating or speaking, earaches, or problems with lockjaw. Fortunately, TMJ/TMD treatment options in Muskogee are available to lessen or eliminate symptoms.
It can be hard to diagnose TMJ disorders because the symptoms mimic so many other conditions. But, if you experience any of the following issues, it is time to book a TMD consultation in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Early intervention can reduce the risk of developing more serious and more painful problems, such as:
Left untreated TMD symptoms may lead to multiple other problems, including inadequate nutrition, due to the inability to chew normally. It is important to seek treatment when jaw joint problems first arise, in order to avoid the development of more detrimental symptoms.
Common methods to repair TMJ disorders include:
If you believe you may have TMJ/TMD symptoms, schedule a consultation with your dentists in Muskogee, Oklahoma today by calling 918-682-5518, during regular business hours.