Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) can cause a slight popping while chewing or can cause discomfort and even severe pain. Correcting TMD can reduce or even eliminate your pain, making it easier to eat and improving overall health.
Risk factors associated with TMJ/TMD include arthritis, jaw injury, and dental issues such as long-term gritting of the teeth. Treating these issues can reduce TMJ/TMD and can prevent pain from increasing in the long run.
Chewing is the first step in digestion. The inability to chew food properly can lead to a reduction in nutrient absorption. That can affect your overall health. Treating TMJ/TMD issues can improve digestive health, which in turn can improve overall health.
Chewing with TMJ/TMD can be difficult at best and excruciatingly painful at worst. Treating TMJ/TMD will allow you to chew properly again. It will also make it easier to enjoy those hard or chewy foods you've had to give up because of the pain from your TMJ/TMD.
Whether it's a small click when you chew or excruciating pain, an abnormal feeling when moving your jaw could mean you have TMJ and need treatment. Start with a virtual consult, then we'll discuss your needs and options and guide you through the next steps during a one-on-one consultation. Let us help reduce your discomfort and improve your overall health.
TMJ/TMD can be painful and can cause complications with your overall health. Chewing and eating shouldn't be painful. You deserve to enjoy your meals and your favorite foods. At Zombek Orthodontics, we will come up with treatment solutions that can alleviate your pain and improve your overall health. Take the first step by starting a virtual consult, or click below to schedule an in-person consulation.
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