7 Peaks Dental offers temporomandibular treatments to people living in Central Oregon. The team is well educated in the process and welcomes you to read about the practices applied for each unique patient.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) is a very uncomfortable dental condition that affects the synovial joint that connects the jaw to the skull, resulting in pain in the muscles that control jaw movement. Often, TMJD develops on both sides and can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms. When left untreated, mild pain can also spread to the ears, neck and shoulders, although not everyone who has TMJD will experience pain as one of the first symptoms. In addition to causing discomfort, TMJD can impact the function of your bite and compromise your oral health. Prompt treatment can help you avoid a slew of dental problems and save you from experiencing pain. If you are experiencing painful side effects associated with TMJD, it is time to consult with Dr. Baraff about your treatment options.