At Duggan Dental, we are not only interested in preserving the health of your teeth, but the functions of your face, mouth and jaw are important to us as well. Your temporomandibular (TMJ) join is important for everyday activities like talking chewing and yawning, so if you are experiencing pain or discomfort, we want to help. If you are experiencing pain in your TMJ joint, contact Duggan Dental today to learn more. Contact Us…
What Causes TMJ Pain?
Dentists generally believe that the symptoms of TMJ disorder arise from problems within the muscles and joints of the face. Some of the main causes include:
If you experience any of the above problems, your dentist will work with you to come up with the best possible solution. This might include a mouth or bite guard or a recommendation to reduce stress.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Generally, TMJ disorder manifests in the form of pain and discomfort. This pain and discomfort may be only temporary, or it can last months or years. Either way, we want to help you identify and manage your TMJ disorder symptoms. The following are common symptoms:
Most Common Treatments for TMJ
There are many things your dentist can do to help relieve you of your TMJ symptoms. The following are some of the most common treatments: