If you have frequent muscular jaw pain, you know how uncomfortable the symptoms are when you’re eating, sleeping, or talking. Just holding your jaw still can even be excruciating. Luckily, Dr. Schumacher is committed to finding a muscular jaw pain solution that lets your body heal itself.
What is TMD?
The temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, are located underneath your ears, where your lower jaw meets your head. These joints allow us to open our mouths. However, many people experience TMJ weakening or impairment, causing temporomandibular disorder or TMD.
There are several causes of TMD, including:
- Habitual teeth and jaw clenching
- Jaw Injury
- Connective joint tissue disease
The causes of TMD are uncomfortable and require treatment to subside your pain. If you suffer from discomfort and pressure in your jaw accompanied by frequent headaches and neck pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Schumacher, where you’ll discuss your TMD solutions.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have TMD:
- Pain in your jaw
- A popping or clicking noise when you open your mouth
- Aching pain in or around your ear
- Difficulty chewing
- Pain in your face
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
The Benefits of Treating TMD
Finding jaw pain relief allows you to finally sleep, eat, and talk without pain or clicking noises in your ear. Our natural solutions have many benefits, including:
- Increased comfort while you sleep
- Reduced jaw stress
- Relieve side effects like headaches
- Improved jaw alignment
- Reduce the risk of bruxism (jaw clenching and grinding)
- Prevent cracked, broken, and worn down teeth
Relieve Your TMD Naturally With Dr. Schumacher
Our office’s minimally invasive solutions to TMD allow you to find relief for your persistent pain. In most cases, we’ll create a customized mouthguard that releases jaw pressure. The mouthguard repositions your jaw, allowing it to relax and heal itself naturally.
We’re proud to offer TMD treatment that gives you the freedom to heal on your own. Our mouthguard treatment is surgery and drug-free, so your body organically resolves your jaw pain. Contact us on our website or call (505) 327-4863 to find out if you’re a candidate for TMD treatment and get the jaw pain relief you deserve.