TMJ Pain can be cured
What is a TMJ Dentist ?
When people come to us for a dental check up, it’s usually for the traditional services such as – teeth cleaning, teeth pulling, cavities, dentures, fixing broken teeth so on and so forth. However, there is another field of dentistry that sometimes has little to do with having a better smile – it’s called neuromuscular dentistry. This branch of dentistry is very much in news these days.
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on severe jaw misalignment problems and how they affect your teeth, nerves and muscles. TMJ syndrome temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. This can become inflamed or misaligned for a variety of reasons, and can be exacerbated by such activities as nail biting, sleeping on your stomach, eating large-sized bites of food, and excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth. If it gets detected at early stage, well and good, but, if it gets uncared for, the situation aggravates and takes the form of disease that requires immediate medical attention.
TMJ syndrome can cause considerable pain and should be treated without any wastage of time, for if it is allowed to aggravate, the situation might become out of control and the sufferer of the disease may fall into great sufferings. This syndrome wreaks havoc on the dental health of the person and hence no procrastination should be there to treat it.
What are the symptoms of TMJ ?
- Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
- Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
- Dull, aching pain in the face with even the slightest movement of the chin
- Headache or Migraine headaches from time-to-time or frequently
- Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw quite often
- Reduced ability to open or close the mouth and feeling of mild or intense pain
- Tinnitus or a ringing sound in ears
- Pain in shoulder, back, neck, or behind the eyes
- Problems with head posture
We offer personalized treatments for TMJ syndrome and can help realign your jaws and alleviate pains caused by TMJ. Our skilled dental team professionals are all neuromuscular dental professionals who are here to help you restore your jaws and keep your smile comfortable.
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