Some patients suffer from a condition called Temporomandibular Disease (TMD) whereby a cycle of pain, muscle spasms and joint imbalance affect the area where the jaw meets the skull at the point called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Within the TMJ is a thin disc of cartilage that acts as a cushion between these two bones. When the balance in this important joint is lost, you can suffer from mild to searing pain, headache and earaches, stiffness, muscle spasms and clicking or popping of the joint, or TMD.
To restore the balance to the area we may decide to place crowns, add filling material, adjust your bite, provide you with a mouth splint, or even realign your teeth. If you are concerned about TMD, come and visit Sunnyside Dental for a consultation.