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TMD Care in Kennebunk

Man rubbing his neck in painTemporomandibular disorders (TMD) is a condition that affects the joint connecting your jawbone to your skull. This joint is responsible for the movement of your jaw, allowing you to talk, chew, and yawn. When this joint is inflamed or not functioning properly, it can lead to pain and discomfort in your jaw, face, neck, and shoulders. Understanding the causes and symptoms of TMD is essential to seeking proper care and treatment at Starboard Dental.

What Is TMD & Why Should Someone Seek Care?

TMD is an acronym for the Temporomandibular disorders, located on either side of your head, where the jaw meets the skull. Pain and discomfort can arise from inflammation in the joint or from misaligning bones and muscles.
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Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a condition associated with the temporomandibular joints which causes pain and discomfort in your jaw, face, neck, and shoulders. People with TMD may experience muscle fatigue and pain, inflammation in the joint, clicking and popping, tension headaches, ringing in the ears, midline discrepancies, and an increased risk of tooth grinding, wear, and pain.

How Is This Disorder Treated?

At Starboard Dental, our dentist will complete a comprehensive exam to assess the level of your symptoms and unique circumstances. We offer a range of options to suit different needs and price points. Our goal is to get to the root cause of your discomfort, to prevent TMD pain from worsening or recurring.

Botox® is a great option for decompressing the muscles, especially for those with muscle pain, tension headaches, or clenching and grinding, leading to tooth wear and joint discomfort. Sleep appliances or night guards help prevent tooth erosion or wear, and allow the joint to heal while sleeping. By creating custom-fitting appliances that act as a splint, the jaw is placed in a comfortable position, preventing inflammation in the joint during chewing, functioning, and speaking.

Get Relief Today!

Don’t let TMD disrupt your daily life with pain and discomfort. Seek care at our practice to alleviate your symptoms and prevent future pain and damage to your teeth and jaw. Contact us today to schedule an exam and learn more about our TMD dental care services.


TMD Care Kennebunk, York, Saco ME | (207) 999-7245