Westminster dentist explains how a misaligned jaw can cause TMJD

A misaligned jaw can be a pain

jaw-painDoes your jaw click when you chew? Do you suffer from vertigo or dizziness? Do you have constant pain in your jaw? If so, you may have a condition called TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJD is a common condition that consists of pain and discomfort in the jaw and surrounding muscles, often causing earaches, congested ears, clicking when chewing, and pain when swallowing.

TMJD is often caused by a misaligned jaw, which puts pressure and a dependency on the surrounding muscles since it is unable to function properly. This causes the muscles to work harder than necessary, as discomfort is easily acquired in a short amount of time.

What are the Causes of TMJD?

TMJD can occur due to jaw degeneration from:

  • arthritis
  • decaying or missing teeth
  • stress
  • an underdeveloped jaw
  • teeth grinding at night
  • an injury that occurred to the jaw
  • genetics

 Who Can Treat TMJD? Try Your Dentist

If you may be suffering from TMJD, consult with a dentist in Baltimore/Westminster who is experienced with neuromuscular dentistry, which involves the nerves, joints, and surrounding muscles. The dentist will be able to evaluate the current state and condition of the teeth and jaw to properly determine the best methods available for proper treatment.

It’s important to consult with a professional as soon as possible, as health problems can quickly increase without proper diagnosis and treatment of TMJD.

Do You Suffer from TMJD? We Want to Know

If you suffer from any of the symptoms associated with TMJD, feel free to share your story or leave a comment. We want to hear about your condition and how it may have developed over time. You can also ask a question to learn more about TMJD and the treatment that is readily available through an experienced dentist that is familiar with TMJD.

To become more educated on the condition, feel free to download my TMJ e-book more information. There are a number of options available to ensure you can be relieved of your discomfort and pain to begin living a comfortable, healthy life again.

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About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)