Temporomandibular joint disorder – more commonly known as TMJ or TMD – is a condition that affects the area where the jawbone attaches to the skull. With TMJ, common jaw motions like chewing and speaking can be painful experiences. In severe cases, the disorder can also cause headaches, ear aches, and discomfort in other areas of your body like your neck and shoulders. At our dentistry practice, we provide a variety of treatments designed to reduce the symptoms of TMJ disorder. By detecting the specific cause of your TMJ, Dr. Kasra Tajik, our skilled cosmetic dentist, can utilize the ideal technique to most effectively alleviate your TMJ symptoms.
If you have any questions regarding TMJ disorder, please contact Modern Smiles today to schedule a consultation.
Cartilage recession, the presence of arthritis, excessive grinding or clenching, jaw misalignment, and a variety of other issues can be the root cause of TMJ disorder. The occurrence of one or more of these issues can result in a number of different symptoms. Common symptoms of TMJ include:
- Painful jaw movement
- Popping or clicking in the jaw joints
- Trouble opening and closing the mouth
- Chronic headaches or ear aches
- Face, neck, and shoulder pain
- Numbness in the arms and/or fingers
Dr. Tajik can help patients who suffer from TMJ disorder with a number of effective treatments designed to relieve your symptoms and improve the function of your jaw. Some effective treatments include:
- Physical Therapy
- Mouth guards
- Jaw realignment
- Reconstructive dentistry
- Oral surgery
Dr. Tajik will select the most appropriate treatment for your needs during your private consultation. Depending on the particular method, he will discuss what to expect in regard to results and any recovery time associated with the treatment.
Contact Modern Smiles
If you believe you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms associated with TMJ, or to receive more information about our TMJ treatments, please contact Modern Smiles. We will be happy to assist you any way we can and help you schedule your one-on-one consultation today.