TMJ Treatment An Overview
TMJ is a condition that affects the health and function of the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint). Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) can cause stress to the jaw joint causing an imbalance or misalignment in the bite. If TMJ is left untreated, patients may continue to experience uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms that may be affecting their quality of life. TMJ is a complex dental concern that should be handled with care and experience.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms associated with TMD, contact our Montclair Plaza dental office.
Common Symptoms of TMJ:
- Frequent headaches (especially in the morning)
- Popping or clicking in the jaw
- Difficulty or pain when chewing
- Jaw pain or discomfort
- Chronic fatigue
- Numbness or tingling in the hands, face, or neck
- Ringing in the ears
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Face, neck, shoulder, and upper back pain
TMJ symptoms can worsen over time. Finding the appropriate treatment can bring forth some much-needed relief. The goal is to create a personalized solution to eliminate painful symptoms, correct any damage and prevent further dental issues associated with TMJ.