TMD – the facts

Jaw pain, clenching and grinding of teeth are common problems. Teeth can be damaged and a number of different painful symptoms associated with the jaw can affect your overall quality of life.

Collectively, these symptoms are often referred to as Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).

Symptoms of TMD

When symptoms become chronic (ongoing) and difficult to manage, they can have a significant detrimental effect on your quality of life. It’s an all-too familiar problem; research shows that up to 30% of adults* suffer from TMD, which means they suffer from one or several of the following symptoms:

  • Teeth grinding or jaw clenching
  • Pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint soreness
  • Radiating pain in the face, jaw or neck
  • Jaw muscle pain or stiffness
  • Aching pain in and around ears
  • Limited movement or locking jaw
  • Painful jaw clicking or popping when opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches or migraines
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

*Source: NHS Choices 2017

“TMD is extremely common and as a dentist, I see it day in and day out. The main reason this is becoming a bigger issue is people are living longer and we’re keeping our teeth for longer.

The biggest cause for teeth grinding is stress, and we can’t tell people to stop leading stressful lives. By introducing Cerezen we’re reducing the impact that grinding has on our patients’ teeth.”

Dr. Lance Knight, Cerezen Provider

Choose a more effective TMD treatment

The traditional treatment for TMD and associated symptoms is often the use of a bite splint. However many dentists/health practitioners believe this is ineffective at relieving symptoms. Also splints are often indicated for short term use only* and can often mask the real causes of TMD. Patients often find it difficult to wear splints either during the day or even at night. Studies of their effectiveness in providing TMD symptom relief have also been inconclusive*.

As a pioneering treatment, Cerezen’s main advantage is that it permanently prevents the problems through its unique in-ear placement. It is non-invasive, comfortable and discreet, enabling it to be worn day and/or night with no impact on your lifestyle.

So why put up with traditional methods that don’t solve the problem when you can have a new treatment that could work for you?

* NHS and NIH Websites

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