What is TMD?
TMD stands for ‘Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction’ and describes the jaw joints not functioning correctly.
This can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as :
Jaw joint clicking or grating, Jaw joint pain, muscular pain such as facial pain or headaches or neck pain, grinding or clenching of teeth.
In addition, many patients have secondary symptoms which may be related to TMD. These include regular sinus blockages, ear pain or tinnitus (ringing in the ear) or ear pain on flying.
A common feature of TMD is grinding or clenching of teeth, which can lead to tooth wear or chipping.
We have a dentist in our Putney branch, Dr Fareed Khan, who has a special interest in TMD and associated symptoms, and has been successful in treating many patients with this condition. He had a paper published on TMD when he was a student.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, and would like a free consultation to see what treatments are available that may be able to help you, please contact out Putney branch to arrange an appointment.