If you are impacted by temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD, you know how the pain and discomfort can affect your quality of life. At Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco, TMD (TMJ) treatment has helped countless patients manage their condition.
The initials TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeabley, even among dental professionals. For the record, the TMJ is the temporomandibular or jaw joint that connects the lower jaw bone to the skull. TMD is a disorder with that joint, and often associated with jaw and facial pain, headaches, earaches, neck pain, and chewing difficulty. TMD is also associated with jaw clicking, locking, or clenching, and can cause tooth damage and bone loss.
Many TMD patients first came to Steven T. Cutbirth DDS after trying to relieve their frequent headaches. Many dental patients don’t realize they have TMJ disorder because it can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing the pain. A specialist can properly diagnose your specific issues and recommend an effective treatment program.
If you are suffering from jaw pain, we recommend a consultation with us at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco. We offer TMD (TMJ) treatment, and are a holistic practice. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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