TMJ/TMD Treatment in Fort Smith
TMD is a disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw joint, which can cause reoccurring debilitating pain in the jaw, if left untreated or misdiagnosed. The TMJ is the jaw joint that connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone of the skull. It assists in the basic opening and closing of the mouth and is one of the most intricate joints in our bodies.
Common symptoms of TMD include:
- Clicking/popping in the jaw joints when opening or closing the mouth
- Persistent headaches and facial pain
- Limited ability to open the mouth
- Pain or tenderness in the neck or ear when talking, chewing or opening the mouth wide
We care for families from Greenwood, Sallisaw, Van Buren, Alma and Fort Smith. Call us at (479) 785-1419 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.