You may be one of the many sufferers of undiagnosed TMJ dysfunction!
The TMJ Joint (Temporomandibular Joint) refers to the two joints located in front of the ears. These joints attach the lower jaw to the skull and is integral to the functionality of your jaw. The TMJ Joint is responsible for:
TMJ Dysfunction (or TMD) can be extremely painful and cause chronic facial pain. The key contributor to TMD is stress. Stress causes the patient to clench down on the jaw, which compresses the jaw points and eventually results in bad bite.
Our team of dental professionals treat the source of your pain and discomfort – not just the symptoms. Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction will vary depending on the severity of each individual case. After your consultation at Lake Dental we will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for you.
To find out more about TMJ Dysfunction and Neuromuscular dentistry, or to book an appointment at our dental practice located in Forest Lake, please contact us.