Tmd Treatment Indiana Orthodontist

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the hinges that connect the jawbone to the rest of the skull. We use these joints throughout the day to chew, speak, sing, and yawn. That’s why it’s important to schedule an appointment with our orthodontists in Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas if you suspect you may have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). During your appointment, they’ll be able to diagnose your condition and offer TMD treatment as necessary.

Here’s what else you need to know about TMD treatment.

Symptoms of a Temporomandibular Disorder

Do you have chronic jaw pain? Is it uncomfortable or difficult to eat your favorite foods? If so, you may benefit from TMD treatment at Parrish Orthodontics.

TMD symptoms include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Chronic face and neck pain
  • Pain in and around your ear
  • Difficulty opening or closing your jaws
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Teeth grinding

The sooner you schedule an appointment with us, the sooner we’ll be able to treat the underlying cause of your TMD. For example, sometimes an overbite or other bite issue can lead to jaw pain later in life.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

During your appointment, one of our orthodontists will palpate the muscles in your head and neck, looking for signs of tension or discomfort. They’ll also ask you to open and close your jaws a few times during the examination, listening for any popping or clicking sounds. With this information, the orthodontist will create a TMD treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs.

Request an Appointment With Us

Our orthodontists in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and surrounding areas are accepting new patients. They also offer a wide range of orthodontic services, including TMD treatment. To request an appointment, please call Parrish Orthodontics or fill out our online contact form. We’d be more than happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

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