We provide TMJ/TMD treatments in Gold Hill, Oregon, to help rid our patients from excruciating pain in the jaw, head, and neck.
We are not sure what exactly causes TMJ or TMD, but Dr. Tom Brooks knows of a few causes that could lead up to the disorder. Those include suffering from a heavy blow or whiplash, grinding or clenching your teeth, your soft cushion moving from inside the joint, arthritis, and stress. There are many symptoms that could be associated with TMJ or TMD, which are:
• Severe pain and discomfort
• Pain or tenderness in the face
• Problems widely opening the mouth
• Locked or stuck jaw
• Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds when opening and closing the mouth
• Having trouble chewing or biting
• Swelling in the face
• Having a tired face
• Neck aches
• Ringing in the ears
• Hearing problems
Some treatments include the use of medications, using a splint or night guard, and dental work. The dental work could include your dentist at Tom Brooks DMD replacing your missing teeth and placing crowns, bridges, braces, and balancing the biting surfaces of the teeth.
For more information on TMJ and TMD treatments, call us today! We are happy to answer any questions you have.