This Common Condition Could Be Affecting You
Do you find yourself experiencing frequent unexplained headaches? Do you notice that you often feel discomfort in your jaw or facial muscles? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be suffering from a common condition. When these symptoms are left undiagnosed and untreated you can be left with unnecessary discomfort that can progress and cause severe complications. Are you curious to learn more about this common condition? Read on to learn more.
What is TMD?
If you are experiencing facial discomfort or repeated headaches you may be suffering from TMD. TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that arises from problems with the jaw joints and facial muscles. You may have also heard the term, TMJ, which refers to the temporomandibular joint. This joint attaches the jaw to the skull and works like a hinge, allowing you to move your mouth when eating, speaking, and swallowing.
Symptoms of TMD
Oftentimes patients remain undiagnosed because they are confused by their symptoms or are unsure of who to speak to about how they are feeling. Our team is happy to help anyone experiencing TMD symptoms such as:
- Frequent headaches or recurring migraines
- Grinding teeth
- Loss of balance or vertigo
- Discomfort in the jaw, face, ear, or neck
- Jaw popping
- Lockjaw when opening or closing the mouth
- Trouble opening or closing the mouth
We offer a variety of treatment options that follow a holistic approach. We will review your symptoms, medical history, and complete an evaluation using cutting-edge technology. Our goal is to provide accurate results and create a treatment plan that will give you the positive outcome you deserve. We create a personal plan for each patient and may suggest treatments such as a mouth guard, cold lasers, Botox, and trigger point manipulations.
If TMD conditions are not treated, the symptoms could increase or become more severe over time. If you live in or around the New Braunfels, TX area and are experiencing any of these symptoms or are interested in learning more about TMD or one of the treatment options we offer, please contact our office today. We look forward to seeing you soon!