Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMJ or TMD, is characterized by pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. It is very common and is treatable by a medical professional.
Jaw pain and soreness, difficulty chewing, headaches, neckaches and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms of TMJ. It’s important to note that other dental conditions, such as a toothache or sinus problems, can cause similar symptoms to TMJ. If you think you might have TMJ or similar symptoms, it’s important to see a dentist right away to get a diagnosis.
Brite Family Dental provides comprehensive treatment for TMJ and other related disorders. Your dentist will recommend what type of treatment is needed for your pain and may refer you to a specialist or your physician.
Your dentist may also recommend one of the following:
- Pain relievers
- Applying heat to affected area
- Relaxation techniques/biofeedback
- Nightguards/bite guards
- Orthodontic treatment to correct teeth alignment
If you’re having TMJ symptoms or other pain in your teeth or jaw, call our dentists right away at 585-486-4664 to schedule an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.