TMJ syndrome is a painful condition that affects millions of Americans. The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw to the skull. This complex joint is made to hinge open and closed and to slide forward and backward and from side to side. TMJ disorder can lead to pain, a decreased range of motion and dysfunction. Although the cause of TMJ is not always known, our dentist works closely with patients to bring them relief. If you have symptoms of TMJ, call us to schedule your appointment today.
At your consultation, we will take a dental and medical history and evaluate your symptoms. Symptoms of TMJ often include not just tenderness and pain in and around the jaw joint but also ear pain, neck pain and headaches. Some people experience tooth pain, facial pain and a locking sensation in the joint that makes it hard to open or close the mouth. Radiating pain is also common as is facial pain. Any of these symptoms indicate the need to schedule an evaluation with our team. TMJ is highly treatable, and the right treatment can restore full function to the jaw and bring you relief from your symptoms.
Our dentist offers comprehensive treatment solutions for TMJ solutions. These include both conservative treatments such as medications and bite splints as well as minimally invasive options, which may include injections or orthodontic treatments. Rest, compresses, physical therapy and other at-home solutions can be valuable parts of your treatment plan. You do not have to suffer any longer. Call our office today to find out more about your TMJ options or to schedule your appointment with our dentist.