My Experience With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
What to Do
The symptoms are endless for people with TMD disorder and varying. The symptoms of one sufferer may not coincide with someone else’s symptoms.
- Check with your dentist or orthodontist and ask what they suggest is the best option for you. TMD disorder may not be discussed withoutyou firstexpressing an interest.
I approached my dentist and we asked him what we should do and/or if he agreed that I should proceed to look into orthodontics. He answered that orthodontics were obviously needed but that his job is toclean my teeth.I have very clean teeth and therefore his place was not to discuss any other matter with me, such as the need for orthodontics.
IS SURGERY THE ONLY OPTION?
You should seek assistance if you have head or jaw pain that may be associated with TMD and if it is causing you problems. Depending on the severity of your TMD case and the symptoms you have, different options are available.
My teeth and TMDcouldhavebeen fixed more easily if I wasn’t a full-blown adult. My jaw is now fully grown and cannot be adjusted by means of braces and a retainer. TMD sufferers who are younger should definitely attempt to fix all issues while still young and growing for it is so much simpler, cheaper and much less painful.
- First, just take a few minutes to Google some information on this disorder and/or check out the links here on my article, where you can read up and get informed.
- Second, if in pain and experiencing symptoms similar to other people with TMD, find a good orthodontist to speak to about your options.
- Third, if the time comes to discuss surgery, GET AN EXCELLENT SURGEON — like mine. Find one that frequently does jaw surgeries and isveryexperienced andhighlyregarded.
I hope my experience, as well as suggestions and a little bit of information on TMD, has helped you and loved ones understand what you are going through. Relax, and sooner or later your TMD pain will be diminished, as long as you take the necessary steps to rid TMD pain.