Do you or a family member experience pain when you open and close your mouth to eat, drink, and/or talk? Do you constantly hear and/or feel your jaw clicking or popping? If you or a family member experiences any of these symptoms, it may be a good idea for you to get checked by a TMJ dentist. It is important to evaluate your symptoms to see if TMJ exists, and then safely fix your crooked jaw by one of our TMJ dentists.
What is TMJ disorder?
At this point, you may be wondering what TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is (also known as myofacial pain dysfunction and Costen’s syndrome). If so, you must first understand that the TMJ joint is located directly in front of your ear (on either side of your head) where your upper jaw and lower jaw meet. The TMJ is actually one of the most used joints in the human body (when you eat, chew, talk, and yawn)!
When the muscles surrounding your TMJ joint are relaxed and function in a comfortable, normal way, you will not experience pain when you do such movements. However, if the jaw joints open and close in an atypical fashion, you will most likely experience pain, and TMJ symptoms, too.
Don’t worry though—our TMJ dentists have treated TMJ problems for several years with much success! You can be rest assured that we have the expertise to treat your TMJ symptoms. This is evident in our training within the Neuromuscular Dentistry field to evaluate your symptoms, and to expertly choose which solutions will solve your TMJ problems. We are knowledgeable regarding jaw and muscular functioning, which is the basis for effective TMJ treatment solutions.
TMJ disorder symptoms and signs
If you experience TMJ classic signs, come see us as soon as possible so we can evaluate your symptoms before treatment. Such classic TMJ symptoms include:
- Pain when talking/eating/chewing
- Dull pain in the facial area
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Jaw pain
Our TMJ therapy solutions
Our TMJ dentists offer TMJ therapy to help alleviate your symptoms that are sometimes annoying and quite disruptive to your daily routine. As such, we may recommend a physiologic bite appliance, suggest methods and techniques to alleviate stress, and recommend symptom relief tactics. Any of these TMJ therapy techniques will help you with your symptoms.
More specifically, the physiologic bite appliance aids in fixing your crooked jaw, and to ensure that your jaw remains properly aligned; thereby reducing or eliminating any related pain. Thus, when your jaw is properly aligned, you will not experience the painful, discomforting TMJ symptoms.
Get relief from our TMJ dentists today!
So if you or a family member experiences any TMJ symptoms (headaches, stiffness, ear pain, bite problems, clicking or popping of your jaw, or locked jaws), you can schedule your appointment to fix your crooked jaw with our TMJ dentists today!