TMJ Dentistry

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) serves as the articulating portion of the jaw, facilitating movements such as opening, closing, chewing, and biting. Often referred to as the "jaw joint," it comprises ligaments nestled between bony structures, allowing for smooth and painless mobility.

However, the TMJ area is susceptible to stress, which can lead to dysfunction. One prevalent indicator of a dysfunctional TMJ is localized pain. While "popping" sounds may also occur, they are not definitive signs. Consultation with a TMJ dentist is advisable to gain insights into your TMJ's condition.

Our TMJ examination assesses the joint tissue in the jaw's "hinge," identifying potential issues such as swelling, deterioration, or damage to the joint tissue, which normally cushions the jaw bones during mouth movements. For most cases of TMJ dysfunction, common pain relievers and cold compresses offer temporary relief.

To address teeth grinding, we may recommend using a mouth guard. Orthodontic appliances or retainers may also be prescribed to alleviate discomfort or realign the TMJ joint's positioning. In instances of severe TMJ pain, we may suggest alternative or invasive treatments for optimal relief.

By providing comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment recommendations, we aim to alleviate TMJ-related discomfort and restore optimal jaw function for our patients.

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