The temporomandibular is a hinge which connects your jaw to the temporal bones of the skull located in front of each ear. It allows you to move up your jaw up and down as well as side to side so that you can chew, talk, and yawn easily. The problems with jaw and the muscles in face are known as TMD.
The actual cause of TMD is unknown to dentist believe that the symptoms arise from muscle of your jaw or with joint itself. Injury to the jaw, joint, or muscle of your head and neck from a heavy blow can lead to TMD. Other causes can be:
Many conditions have similar symptoms as TMD thus the dentist near Saskatoon will check your jaw joints for pain and tenderness and try to hear for clicks, pops, or grating sounds.
The dentist in SK S7J 4M4 may prescribe some medicines with higher dose for help you cope up with swelling and pain.
The mouth guards fit over your teeth and reduce the clenching and grinding.
The missing teeth can be replaced by dentures, crowns, bridges, or braces for balancing biting surface.