What is TMJ and How Can My Dentist Help?
If you’re wondering if you may be suffering from TMJ - get an evaluation for your jaw pain relief
Have you been racked with pain in your jaw or heard popping or clicking? Do you suffer from headaches, migraines, ringing in your ears, or earaches, particularly in the morning? Do you grind or clench your teeth or think you may have undue stress or arthritis in your jaw? Have you been to a medical doctor, and he prescribed pain pills or medications for anxiety with little or no relief? Physicians and patients often misdiagnose these symptoms. They may be the result of a treatable dental problem with the Temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Our dentist can treat your TMJ pain and decrease negative changes to your jaw with the continual use of a mouth guard for TMJ.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) can cause all sorts of pain and discomfort, limiting your jaw function and causing structural changes and limitations. A TMJ headache is easily dismissed but is a significant indicator of the need to treat the joint. In cases of jaw injuries or dental emergencies, our gentle dentist can help you relieve your pain and save your smile. Many dentists and physicians are not experienced or trained in diagnosing or treating TMJ disorders because there needs to be consideration of your occlusion (teeth alignment) and how that may contribute to problems like headaches, earaches, and tooth wear.