TMJ disorders can be the cause of a lot of discomfort and irritation, as well as headaches and difficulty eating or speaking. Our dentist, Dr. Christine Ally, is able to provide professional treatment for TMJ disorders to give you the relief you need. If you are looking for TMJ treatments in Little Silver, New Jersey, please give Shore Premier Dental Arts a call at 732-842-6370 for more information.
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects the lower jaw to the head, and different factors can cause the muscles around the jaw joint to become stressed, misaligned or injured. This is referred to as a TMJ disorder, or TMD, but often, TMJ is also used to simply refer to any problem with the joint.
TMJ disorders manifest in a myriad of ways. Some of the common effects of TMD include:
- Grinding, clicking or popping sounds or sensations from the jaw
- Being unable to open your jaw wide
- The jaw becoming stuck open or closed
- Pain while moving the jaw
- Shoulder, neck or ear pain
When you come in for treatment, please let us know if you experience any of these symptoms. Our dentist and team can help determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend treatment to help relieve you of pain and discomfort. This can include lifestyle changes, home exercises, certain dental treatments, or a night guard. In more advanced cases, jaw surgery may also be recommend. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your treatment today!