Do you suffer from chronic and persistent headaches? Your medical symptom could be due to a dental condition
Are you tired of suffering from persistent head or jaw pain? Have you been passing off dizziness, sensitive teeth and tinnitus as mere singular issues? Actually, these problems are all symptoms of a larger issue, and your medical symptoms could in fact be pinpointed to a dental problem!
If you suffer from persistent headaches or back, neck and shoulder pain, it is possible you may have TMD. This condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) affects the temperomandibular joint (TMJ) which is located just in front of the ear. When this joint does not function properly it can cause a wide range of other issues in the body, which are often passed off as simplistic symptoms.
What is TMD?
TMD is a condition that is caused by the dysfunction of the TMJ. The jaw is intricately connected to other areas of the head and face, and when the joints do not function as they should (due to malocclusions, inflammation or other issues), they can actually cause pain to occur in other regions of the body!
What are the symptoms of TMD?
TMD can be difficult to diagnose because of the simplistic nature of its symptoms. At Ironside Advanced Dental, we know what to look for when patients come to us and know that a correct diagnosis is the first step to helping you alleviate your symptoms by treating the source of your pain.
The symptoms of TMD can include one or more of the following:
- Headaches or migraines
- Jaw pain
- Clicking in the jaw
- Facial pain
- Sensitive or sore teeth
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Ringing in the ears
What causes TMD?
TMD is often caused by malocclusion which can be in the form of overbites, under bites or cross bites. Malocclusions (depending on their complexity) can take some time to solve, however Dr Ironside will assess your condition and give you an estimated treatment duration based on your individual needs.
At Ironside Advanced Dental we can accurately diagnose TMD
As a prosthodontist, Dr Ironside has a thorough understanding of TMD and can therefore provides our patients with correct diagnosis for more effective treatment and alleviation of painful symptoms. If you suffer from any of the aforementioned symptoms either singularly or in combination, you may be suffering silently from TMD. At Ironside Advanced Dental we have your solution.
Contact us today to discover more about our TMD treatment offered at our Sydney CBD dental practice.