Because everyone deserves to smile! Make your appointment today!
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a very common disorder with more than three million cases per year in the United States. Most people who have it don’t even know it until it becomes very serious. Part of preventing and treating TMJ is visiting your dentists regularly and maintaining great dental hygiene.
Give us a call now and worry about TMJ no more!
What is the leading cause of TMJ?
There are so many contributing causes to the millions of cases of TMJ. Some of the most common are tooth or jaw injuries, misaligned teeth, grinding or clenching of teeth, arthritis, poor posture, stress, and even chewing gum. Visiting our dentists regularly allows us to recognize these causes before or as soon as they occur.
Discomfort from TMJ does usually go away on its own over a long period of time, but can be more quickly eliminated when treated by professionals. Our dentists can provide conservative treatment to TMJ and will correct and prevent any damage to your bite or jaw.
What are symptoms of
- Pain in the jaw
- Trouble chewing and swallowing
- Clicking or locking of the jaw
- Pain in the face or mouth
- Tender or cracking joints
- Lock jaw
- Muscles spasms in the face or mouth area
TMJ is very common and can be very painful and puts your jaw and mouth in risk. Let us help you avoid or treat TMJ now by scheduling your first appointment today!