Whenever you chew, bite, or move your jaw, talk, or even yawn, do your jaws hurt? Do you have sore jaw muscles and earaches? Did you notice popping sounds in your ears over and over again? Then this may be the case of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction or disorder. This condition can give you triggered headaches and neck pain.
What are the causes of TMJ?
- Overcrowded teeth
- Missing teeth and gaps between teeth
- Tooth erosion
- Poorly aligned teeth and jaw
- Teeth grinding and clenching
- Improper biting pattern
What is TMJ?
TMJ is located just in front of the ears on both sides of your face, where the jaw joins with the skull. The joint is anchored by multiple muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and an intra-joint disk that lets the joint move and adapt to various forms of motions. We use the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) the whole day for any type of oral movement.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ Syndrome) denotes serious or long-term swelling of the TMJ. The dysfunction can result in immense pain and damage. The practice used to treat this kind of condition is termed TMJ Therapy.
How will your Dentist treat you?
Firstly, the dentist analyzes your symptoms and checks your jaw.
Then he/she feels and even listens to your jaw motions while you open and close your mouth.
The frequency of the motion gets monitored.
In the meantime, your dentist detects your pain spots.
You may be suggested for dental X-rays, CT-Scan, or maybe even MRI for a detailed analysis.
TMJ arthroscopy is used at times for TMJ disorder diagnosis.
During TMJ arthroscopy, your dentist plants a tiny thin tube (cannula) into the joint gap and then installs a tiny camera (arthroscope) to examine the spot.
After analyzing your present situation, the dentist will draft a suitable treatment plan for you.
TMJ Therapy at Choice Family Dentistry
Now, get rid of your TMJ troubles, by visiting us at Choice Family Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga.
Nowadays, with the great rise of modern and advanced technology and developed studies, our team of dentists is fully proficient in diagnosing your issue and of course, offer you the best treatment for your TMJ troubles.
With extreme expertise in this field our Dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA will address your specific requirements. And our dental team will be there always to attend to all your needs with utmost care and diligence. We’re just a call away.