TMJ Care Prevents Worsening Damage to Your Jaw Joints and Teeth

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also knowns as TMD, is a very common occurrence among many people at one time in their life or another. This can be a very painful and frustrating disorder because of the many pains and problems that it can create. Signs and symptoms of TMD can include: recurring headaches, tooth sensitivity and pain, facial pain, worn or flat-looking teeth, jaw joint pain, and head and neck muscular pain. If you suspect that you are clenching or grinding your teeth while awake or asleep, you probably are, and need to seek treatment immediately to prevent worsening damage to your jaw joint, muscles, and teeth.