Wake Forest area dentist addresses TMJ and TMD in state-of-the-art practice
Dr. Edmond Suh and the team of Supremia Dentistry are here to help patients in and around the area of Wake Forest with their dental care needs. Patients who are interested in visiting a dentist with knowledge of a wide range of conditions will find there are many benefits to visiting with our professionals. In fact, Dr. Edmond Suh has extensive training and experience in addressing many dental conditions including that of TMJ and TMD.
TMJ is a shorter term for temporomandibular joint, which is a special joint in the jaw that hinges the upper and lower jaw together. It can become problematic, in which patients may be properly diagnosed with a condition known as TMD. TMD stands for temporomandibular disorder. It is unsure as to the exact reason for the development of TMD, but certain patients may be at a higher risk of developing it, including those who have had neuromuscular development issues, improperly placed orthodontics, and even those who had issues such as thumb sucking or early bottle-feeding in childhood.
TMD is a condition that many dentists will improperly diagnose—or not be able to diagnose at all. However, Dr. Edmond Suh understands the problems that may lead up to a diagnosis, and these often include issues such as:
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Problems with dental restorations
- Popping sound in the jaw
- Inability to properly open the jaw or even locking
- Ringing in the ears
- Chronic earaches
- Pain around the jaw, neck, shoulders, or even behind the eyes
When patients get a proper diagnosis, only then are they able to seek the appropriate treatment for their condition. Dr. Edmond Suh will suggest patients go through diagnostic procedures in an attempt to hammer down the problem at hand and begin to find an effective treatment option.
If you live around the Wake Forest, NC area and want to find out more about TMJ and TMD, contact our team today to book a consultation visit. We want to assist patients in finding ways to address problems with their smile in a way that truly resolves the issue, instead of hiding it with long-term pain medication management.