Do you have a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)?

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD or TMD), or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment.


TMD is sometimes caused by Anatomic factors (malocclusion) like:

  •  Loss of one or more teeth
  • Loss of vertical dimension
  • Excessive tooth wear
  • An underdeveloped upper jaw

On the dentist point of view Dental Distress Syndrome is an indication of a TMD.

People with DDS typically may complain of one or many of the following:

  •  Pain or tenderness of the TMJ area
  • Difficulty in opening or closing
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • Depression
  • Worrying
  • Nervousness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Insomnia
  • Sinusitis
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis
  • Allergies
  • Frequent urination
  • Kidney and bladder complications
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Back and leg aches
  • Numbness
  • Body posture problems


Dental Distress Syndrome (DDS)  is a dominant stressor of the body. Elimination of DDS can reverse many of these chronic conditions if caused by faulty proprioception. Faulty proprioception also affects the 5 th cranial nerve, which serves the lower jaw. This nerve has both motor and sensory functions and affects over 50% of the body’s functions.

The arteries and the veins that bring blood to and from your brain flow directly through 68 pairs of “dental muscles”. When the muscles become tight due to DDS, blood flow to the brain and the pituitary gland is reduced.

If you have any of those symptoms it is about time to visit your Dentist who has a knowledge of TMJ Disorder, here in Davao City you can go and visit Dentista Dabawenyo Dental Clinic & TMJ Center at the 4th Level of Gaisano Mall of Davao, J. P. Laurel Ave. Bajada, Davao City. They specialize in TMD treatments.

For appointments and inquiries

  • Mobile: 0932-8918946
  • Landline:   273-4845



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