Do you often wake with headaches or experience frequent bouts of jaw tenderness? If so, you may be experiencing a common condition that can affect both the teeth and jaw. Many patients suffer from this condition and are living with it, totally unaware. Over time, this condition can cause serious damage to the state of your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about this common condition, some of our green and holistic recommendations and to learn if you or a loved one are being affected.
At Green Dentistry, we want patients to live their best lives. If you are constantly in a state of discomfort, suffer from regular headaches, experience tension or clicking in your jaw, you are not living your best life. In fact, you may be suffering from a common condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, also referred to as TMD. TMD is any pain or discomfort in the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull, or the surrounding muscles. Patients who remain untreated live in a constant state of discomfort, are not able to fully open their jaws, and have to limit their diets. Dr. Patel is not only able to diagnose TMD, she is also able to offer life changing treatments.