What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?
TMJ disorder is an orofacial pain, or a chronic pain disorder, which causes severe sensation in and around the face. It also causes poor motor functions in and around the jaw and in front of your ears. Disorders with TMJ is also known to limit your jaw movement whenever you open your mouth or close your mouth.
Why Let TMJ Disorder Ruin Your Life?
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders (TMD) are more than mere annoyances. They can cause chronic pain, headaches and limit your jaw mobility. Joint pain can be caused by stresses on the jaw muscles, sometimes called “joint pain” or “jaw pain”. It can be caused after the extraction of a wisdom tooth or implementation of a molar dental implant. TMJ Treatment encompasses multiple remedies or therapies you can choose from, that we’ll explain below.
Get rid of the Jaw Pain with TMJ Treatment!
While relaxation techniques and muscle relaxants can help aide in some way, it is not a permanent solution. Your dentist, Dr. Suffoletta can provide you with alternative options for temporomandibular disorders. One of which is, TMJ treatment, which can take shape in multiple forms. Based on the doctor’s assessment of your jaw pain disorder, a treatment method will be recommended.
If you have been dealing with chronic jaw pain caused by TMD, call our dental office immediately. Dr. Jeffrey Suffoletta is skilled in detecting and treating problems associated with TMJ. He has extensive experience helping patients move past the pain safely and reliably.
Could You Be Suffering From TMJ?
The temporomandibular joints connect your jawbone to the bones in your skull. When these joints dysfunction, TMD can develop, causing chronic pain. Hence, why TMJ treatment is a crucial method for many patients suffering. However, many people with TMJ never realize that their problems are symptoms of a larger condition.
Some physical symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction can be detected by the following.
- Jaw pain that radiates into the head, neck and/or shoulders.
- A clicking of the jaw when speaking, yawning or eating.
- The jaw begins “sticking”, especially when the mouth is opened wide.
- Regular headaches, including migraines.
- Jaw discomfort that is worse after sleeping.
For most of these symptoms, TMJ treatment offers a fast, efficient and valid method that relieves the pain temporarily. Results vary for everyone, however; TMJ treatment should last for at least 3 to 4 months.
Advanced, Personalized TMD Treatments Based on Your Lifestyle
TMD can develop from a number of reasons. This includes but is not limited to heredity, teeth grinding or trauma, and should be addressed. Our practice offers customized TMD treatments based on your history, lifestyle and needs.
After a thorough examination, Dr. Suffoletta may recommend:
- Occlusal adjustment: This in-office treatment reduces the stress on your jaw by reshaping the surfaces of the teeth, to promote correct bite alignment.
- TMJ Treatment Therapy: Sometimes, therapeutic approaches allow you to retrain your jaw bone and lessen your TMJ symptoms.
- Bruxism treatments: If you grind your teeth, you may find relief from TMJ pain with a dental appliance worn at night.
- Skin Filler: Skin fillers are a great way to easily and painlessly get immediate relief from temporomandibular disorder. Ask us how filler can help you.
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