Dentistry is about more than just teeth. At Willow Dental, our TMJ treatment dentist takes a holistic approach to your health which includes the nerves and muscles that control jaw movement. If there is a problem with how your nerves and muscles are collaborating, a problem called TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) can occur.
TMD can cause the following:
- Headaches, earaches, and jaw muscle tenderness
- Pain or pressure behind the eyes
- Clicking, locking, and popping of jaw
- Pain while yawning or chewing
- Arm tingling or numbness
- Tooth damage: cracked or worn down teeth
- Change in bite
- Poor posture and back pain
Your whole body is at risk of being affected by TMD. At Willow Dental, we will diagnose the issue and ensure the proper steps are taken to correct it, reestablishing health and comfort to your jaw.
Why does TMD affect the rest of my body?
Your jaw hangs from your skull, which is support by various muscles that interact with your cervical vertebrae. When your jaw is misaligned, it can cause your cervical vertebrae to become misaligned, as well. If your cervical vertebrae are misaligned, your entire spine can become misaligned, potentially resulting in muscle strain and pinched nerves.
At Willow Dental, we offer the latest procedures used to correct neuromuscular dentistry disorders related to TMJ treatment. Neuromuscular dentistry involves realigning your bite by placing your jaw in the best position possible. When you visit our office, you can rest assured that your TMJ and TMD problems can successfully be resolved within a timely manner.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Mississauga TMJ treatment doctor. Go beyond teeth, and receive holistic care for your neuromuscular problems.