The Pain of TMD Is Real
TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) can cause serious discomfort and sometimes acute pain in the jaw joint. Without intervention, this problem is allowed to continue and may worsen the symptoms.
Dr. Sarah Jockin has extensive training in TMD thanks to her credentials obtained through the prestigious Dawson Academy. Contact our Lake Park Dental offices today for an examination to determine if you could have TMD.
- Pain in the jaw, especially when you get up in the morning.
- A feeling that your jaw sticks, particularly when you open your mouth wide.
- A sensation that your teeth do not fit together well.
- Pain that starts at the jaw and then radiates to the temples, neck, back and/or shoulders.
- Pain in the ears that seems to begin at the jaw joint.
- Teeth grinding (bruxism).
- Audible clicking sounds from your jaw when you eat or speak.
- Loss of quality of life because of constant discomfort.
You deserve to have a life that does not include constant jaw pain. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Jockin may be able to help you control your TMD.
Specially Trained Doctor Treats More than Just the Symptoms
Dr. Sarah Jockin has extensive training in TMD thanks to her credentials obtained through the prestigious Dawson Academy. She looks for the root of the problem and addresses the underlying cause, instead of simply masking the symptoms. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) connects the jaw to the skull, so misalignment due to teeth grinding, arthritis or damage to the joint can cause pain and requires proper treatment.
Dr. Jockin uses several techniques to diagnose and treat patients who have TMD
Two of the most common solutions include:
- Occlusal adjustments. This involves a minimally-invasive to smooth down the tops of the upper and lower molars so the teeth fit together better.
- Night guards. Custom-created night guards are worn during sleep and keep the jaw in a neutral position. They also prevent tooth grinding, which can lead to tooth enamel erosion.