Temporomandibular Dysfunction TMD
The temporomandibular joint, in front of the ear, where the lower jaw rests in the skull-bone socket, gets a lot of pressure in those who grind their teeth at night... clench their jaws... have misaligned bites... or chew gum constantly. Continuous pressure can produce chronic pain.
Severe cases of TMD will require bite adjustments thru the application of a bite appliance. Dentists can make various types of appliances that fit over your teeth and allow the muscles to relax. Only a dentist can specializing in TMD should work on your temporomandibular dysfunction.
Most patients with TMD will respond to chiropractic care. Special alignment of the head and neck allow the adjacent muscles to relax, decompressing the jaw. Gentle alignment of the skull and jaw restore normal movement providing relief to the chronically stressed muscles.
Chiropractors that specialize in Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic and cranial sacral chiropractic are best suited to resolve your TMD.