Aching Jaw? TMD Treatment in Wetaskiwin

Aching Jaw In Wetaskiwin?

The human jaw is a complex joint – perhaps more complex than most people realize. Known technically as the temporomandibular joint, or TM joint, it is a sliding hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, we know a condition called TMD can give people a lot of trouble.

Jaw pain has various causes, such as sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses. When they’re inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If it’s near the jaw, it can give you pain there. This happens a lot with a cold or allergies.

Jaw pain is often due to some type of dental issue, such as TMD, or temporomandibular disorder. In truth, TMD refers to a variety of conditions that affect the TM joints. Symptoms include:

Pain in or around the ear

  • Headaches
  • Neck aches
  • Jaw pain
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • Clicking or popping when opening the mouth

TMD is more common in women than in men, especially women of childbearing age. It is also the most common non-dental, chronic facial pain.

Jaw pain should never be ignored. If you suspect you or a loved one has TMD, call Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin to see about treatment. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Timothy G. Mahoney DDS:

855-416-4959

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
T9A 0V2