TMJ Disorder

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What is TMJ Disorder (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ disorder can cause pain and discomfort in your temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) and in the muscles that control jaw movement. While the cause of TMJ disorder can be difficult to determine and a combination of factors, there are solutions to treat this disorder.

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?

Symptoms of TMJ disorder may include:

  • pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • pain at the temporomandibular joints
  • aching pain in or around the ear, pain or difficulty chewing
  • aching facial pain
  • locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

What are the causes of TMJ disorder?

TMJ disorder may be due to one of the following:

  • arthritis in the temporomandibular joint area
  • dislocated jaw
  • injury to the jaw or temporomandibular joint
  • tooth and jaw misalignment
  • stress
  • teeth grinding

How to treat TMJ disorder?

At The Smilist Dental, you can feel reassured with our highly experienced & trained dental professionals who can evaluate TMJ disorder and refer you to a trusted TMJ Disorder specialist who will be able to treat you effectively.

TMJ disorder can be treated by various ways from pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to physical therapy and night guards. Night guards are a great way to help reduce teeth grinding while you sleep and reduce the pain from TMJ disorder. We highly recommend seeing your general dentist at The Smilist Dental for an evaluation to combat against TMJ disorder.

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