TMJ Disorder can cause headaches, jaw popping or clicking, chronic pain and a variety of other symptoms that can have an effect on your day-to-day life. Also known as TMD, temporomandibular joint disorder affects vast numbers of Americans, and although it usually begins with symptoms around the jaw, the condition can cause pain that radiates to other parts of the body. Here at Upper East Side Dental Arts, Dr. Konstantine Trichas offers a variety of treatment options that can help you reduce symptoms associated with TMJ Disorder and improve your livelihood.
For more information on TMJ Disorder, or to schedule an evaluation with our experienced dentist, please contact us today.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Basic mobility of the jaw is helped immensely by the temporomandibular joint. It’s what contributes to our ability to speak, bite, and chew properly. Grinding or clenching the teeth, arthritis, imbalance, a breakdown of cartilage, a misaligned bite, and even simple overuse of the joint can lead to TMJ Disorder. Symptoms of the condition may include:
- Chronic headache and/or facial pain
- Pain in the back, neck, shoulder
- Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Ear ache
- Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
- Ringing in the ears
- Numbness in the arms and/or fingers
TMJ Disorder Treatment Options
TMJ Disorder is a condition that has benefitted greatly from advances in neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Trichas offers a variety of options that may be effective, including customized oral appliances to prevent further erosion of cartilage in the jaw, medication, bite-realignment techniques, and restorative dentistry. Other procedures such as oral surgery and jaw and bite therapies are also options that can be utilized to treat TMJ Disorder. Once Dr. Trichas has met with you and evaluated your condition, he can create a personalized treatment plan designed to help you meet your needs.
Contact Upper East Side Dental Arts
If you would like more information on TMJ Disorder, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to determine if you may have this condition, please contact Upper East Side Dental Arts today.