Do you experience uncomfortable symptoms in your jaw? The symptoms we refer to may include difficulty swallowing, jaw pain, clicking, popping or headaches. If so, you may be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).
TMJ occurs when there is a problem relating to the joint that connects your skull and jaw. The area connecting the jaw to the skull can become inflamed and irritated, causing a range of problems. The causes vary, and luckily, the condition is treatable.
At First Street Dental, we are trained to address these painful issues. TMJ is usually caused by grinding of the teeth or poor tooth alignment. Treatment varies from pain relief to restoration of tooth surfaces and orthodontics. Dr. MacDonald has also done extensive training in TMJ problems, and is particularly well equipped to help you.