TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders affect the complex jaw joint. You may have this common condition if you experience chronic jaw pain or a popping or clicking sound when you open and close your mouth. Fortunately, safe and effective clinical treatments are available for symptoms of TMJ disorders. At Arch Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, we are ready to guide you toward long-lasting TMJ relief.
Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorders symptoms include:
- Tooth grinding or clenching.
- Sore, stiff muscles around the jaws, particularly upon waking.
- Frequent aches of the head and/or neck.
- Clicking, popping, or locking when you open or close your mouth.
- Teeth that no longer touch when you bite.
- Teeth that meet differently from time to time.
- Sensitive, loose, or broken-down teeth.
- Difficulty using your front teeth to bite or tear food.
There are several treatments that might yield results depending on the nature and severity of your TMJ disorder. Your treatment journey will begin with a consultation, during which we will review medical images, perform a physical examination, and recommend some possible approaches to TMJ relief.
Minor lifestyle changes can also go a long way, including slight adjustments to your diet, applying hot or cold compresses, and jaw exercises. We may recommend injectables (such as BOTOX®) or medication for more intermediate cases.
If you are suffering from an advanced TMJ disorder, corrective surgery can bring your jaw into proper alignment, resulting in long-lasting relief from your TMJ symptoms. We have extensive experience performing this procedure with promising results and administering in-house IV sedation to ensure your comfort and safety.
Schedule a Consultation
TMJ pain can significantly impair your quality of life, and the proper treatment can alleviate your discomfort once and for all. To learn more about TMJ treatments, schedule a consultation with Arch Dental Implants & Oral Surgery at (215) 774-1066.