Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD as it is commonly referred to, causes jaw pain and stiffness and can have tremendous untold negative effects on one’s physical and even mental well-being.
With proper treatment, you will be able to ease the pain of TMJ, allowing you to eat once more. If left untreated, TMD oftentimes makes eating very painful. Some of the more serious cases of TMD can oftentimes lead to tinnitus also known as ringing in the ears. This ringing often makes it difficult to sleep or hear properly. While it is impossible to understand all of the factors that connect TMD and tinnitus, treatment for TMD can improve and alleviate the effects of tinnitus.
Treating TMJ has been linked to a whole range of health conditions from chronic fatigue and sleep disorders to irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more.
Though the link may not be the only cause, treating the condition can improve these other health problems if it is. That, of course, would be one of the most significant benefits of treating your TMJ.
It would boost your overall quality of life. It is no secret that chronic pain and exhaustion eventually takes its toll on your well-being as well as your emotions. So, if you are experiencing pain and discomfort due to TMD or symptoms of TMD, please give us a call here at David Crumpton, DDS. We would love to help you and answer all your questions. Just call our dental office and arrange an appointment. Our number is 817-678-7395.