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TMJ

TMJ Redwood City

The temporomandibular joint otherwise abbreviated as TMJ is an essential point of the orofacial region that sits right below the ears. It promotes a smooth and effective movement of the mouth. TMD stands for the temporomandibular joint disorder. It encompasses a range of facial pain, muscular pain, or other dysfunctions. Your Redwood City dentist, Dr. Trinh is specialized in performing a wide range of jaw corrective surgeries to treat problems related to the temporomandibular joints and other regions of the mouth.

TMD Redwood City

TMD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. It is a joint disorder that primarily affects your TMJs. Your TMJ lies right next to your ears, and these complex joints are capable of both hinging and sliding movements. Any issue with these joints could lead to unexplained pains, swelling, headaches, and discomfort which must be quickly addressed as the cause of a temporomandibular joint disorder is challenging to recognize.

Signs to look out for

Your Redwood City dentist, Dr. Trinh understands the pain and discomfort resulted from a TMJ pain. She recommends looking out for the following symptoms and addressing them quickly. Here are some of the symptoms that you must look out for to understand whether you are likely to suffer from a TMD.

  • Pain in front of the ears while opening and closing the mouth.
  • Noticing pop sounds.
  • Unexplained earaches, headaches, and neck pain.
  • Changes in occlusion.
  • Pain or fatigue 

If patients begin to notice the above symptoms, request your appointment with your Redwood City dentist, Dr. Trinh, so that we can diagnose your condition and rule out a proper treatment plan.

Causes of TMD

The cause of TMD is difficult to rule out, but we have generalized a few typical reasons behind the joint disorder.

  • Over trauma to the joint apparatus.
  • Chronic pressure to the joints.
  • Signs of sprain anywhere near the TMJs.
  • Ligament laxity.
  • Systemic disease.
  • Cervical spine factors.

Treating Your TMD at KARE dental

TMD is both a musculoskeletal disorder and a dental disorder. Your Redwood City dentist, Dr. Trinh believes in treating your joint disorder using tried-and-tested methods and evidence-based research.

 At KARE dental, we attempt to trace the cause of the problem before beginning any treatment plan. Our Redwood City dentist, Dr. Trinh will determine that your treatment is comfortable and tailored to suit individual needs. 

Learn more about treating TMD when you visit KARE dental. Call Redwood City dentist, Dr. Trinh at 650-425-9299 to schedule a consultation today!

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