Embarcadero 4 Dental treats TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) primarily with non-surgical alternatives. Temporomandibular disorders come in many forms and varying degrees of severity. TMD should be treated, especially when you have a problem with pain and/or loss of full jaw function. Pain can range from a mild ache in the morning to a chronic, debilitating pain. Loss of jaw function can range from mild jaw stiffness to an inability to open the jaw.
Symptoms and signs of TMD

If you regularly experience any of these symptoms, ask us how to get relief:
•Stiffness or pain in your jaw or in the jaw joint in front of your ears
•Headaches, especially at the temples and side of the head
•Sore teeth or toothaches which move around the mouth
•Sensitive teeth
•Difficulty opening your jaw
•Discomfort when eating hard or chewy foods
•Clicking, popping or grinding sound in your jaw joint
•Ear pain that is not related to an ear infection
•Upper neck tension and pain
•Wearing down of your teeth
•Grinding and/or clenching teeth while sleeping or awake
•A pattern of breaking or cracking teeth with no traumatic cause
•A history of medically-diagnosed migraine headaches