TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a condition that affects the TMJ (jaw joints). Your TMJ acts as a sliding hinge that connects the jaw bone to the skull. When this joint begins to develop problems, it can cause pain, discomfort, and dysfunction of your jaw. You may find it difficult to open your mouth fully, and many people experience debilitating pain every day.
At Lori Logan, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the toll that TMD can take on our patients' health and well-being. Dr. Logan offers personalized solutions at our Cypress dental office to relieve the painful symptoms of TMD and restore your quality of life.
Why Do I Need TMD Treatment?
If Dr. Logan does not provide TMD treatment, the problem can get worse and cause severe pain and discomfort. Likewise, early treatment can help to prevent TMD from worsening, which can lead to the need for surgery and other more invasive approaches.
Treatment of TMD is specific to each patient and can be extremely helpful in reducing inflammation, tenderness, and pain.
What Are the Symptoms of TMD?
With the help of a dental examination and imaging, Dr. Logan can determine if TMD is the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing. She will develop a treatment plan just for you to ensure you receive the appropriate care to resolve the problem.
People who live with jaw joint problems like TMD commonly experience symptoms that include:
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
- A sore, tender jaw
- Jaw pain and discomfort
- Cracking or clicking of the jaw
- Inflammation and swelling of the TMJ area
How Do You Treat TMD?
TMD can be treated in a variety of different ways, and Dr. Logan will tailor your treatment to your specific symptoms. For example, if your TMD is caused by nighttime grinding, a night guard can be worn to alleviate pressure on the joint. In other cases, medications, oral guards, and physical therapy can significantly help in relieving TMD.
Treatment begins with a consultation, exam, and imaging to help us determine the severity of the TMD and the best type of treatment for you.
TMD Treatment in Cypress, TX
We understand that the painful symptoms of TMD can take over your life, but there is help available for you. If you are suffering any of the symptoms of TMD listed above or have other problems with your jaw joint, Dr. Lori Logan offers the treatment you need.
Please call our Cypress dental office to schedule an appointment so that we can explain all your treatment options, resolve your pain, and get you back to enjoying life again.