Why Do I Feel This Way?
Do you often wake with unexplained headaches, or do you frequently experience discomfort in your jaw? It is not uncommon to experience both of these symptoms from time to time; however, if you find that you are constantly in a state of discomfort or have headaches daily, you may be suffering from a common condition. If left untreated, this condition can negatively impact your quality of life. Thankfully, we offer treatment options to help improve and eliminate your symptoms. Continue reading to learn more about this condition and the importance of receiving treatment.
What is TMD?
If you suffer from unexplained headaches and discomfort or pain in your jaw, you may be experiencing symptoms from temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD. TMD is a chronic issue that affects the face muscles and the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. This condition is unique in that each patient may experience different symptoms that can mimic symptoms of other conditions, often leaving patients misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. TMD symptoms can include:
- Jaw that often feels stuck and difficult to open and close
- Clicking or popping sound while opening mouth or eating
- Discomfort in the jaw area or aching facial pain
- Difficulty chewing and swallowing
Importance of Treating TMD
If TMD symptoms are left untreated, your quality of life can be negatively impacted. Your symptoms will continue to progress until you are living a life of discomfort. Many patients are unable to eat properly and can even have difficulty speaking. Many TMD patients also typically experience dental issues due to teeth breaking and cracking.
If you are unsure where to receive treatment, we can help! We can help create a treatment plan that will eliminate your symptoms and help you enjoy life free of pain and discomfort.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above and feel you may be experiencing the effects of TMD, contact our office located in Canandaigua, NY to schedule an appointment. We can help you get the relief you may need.