Can you feel those little joints located right in front of your ears? Those are actually called the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, and they are what allow your jaw to move smoothly whenever you eat, speak, laugh, or yawn. Like other joints in the body, it can sometimes develop problems, leading to a TMJ disorder, or TMD. A TMD can cause a litany of unpleasant symptoms which can affect both your oral and overall health. Fortunately, Dr. Shanaka is specially trained to diagnose and treat these kinds of issues right here in St. Armands.
A TMD can be brought on by many different factors, but the most common tend to be:
Fortunately, there are a number of non-invasive treatments that can be used to address TMD. The treatment that is best for a particular patient will depend on the root cause of their problem. Our treatments include:
If any of the above symptoms sound familiar to you, please don’t wait to contact Tarpon Shores Dental. We have the tools and the training to provide the relief you deserve.