Pain, headaches, difficulty chewing and many other symptoms arise when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your lower jaw to your skull has been damaged or misaligned. Causes of TMJ disorder can include: arthritis, erosion of the joint, habitual grinding or clenching of the teeth, structural jaw problems, or trauma to the jaw or joint. Other potential factors contributing to TMJ in some cases are braces, poor posture, and prolonged stress. Symptoms range from headaches, pain in the face or neck, stiffness in the jaw muscles, locking jaw, clicking or a popping sound from the TMJ, a shift in the jaw causing misalignment of the upper and lower teeth.
People who suffer from TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) are eager to find relief as it can be detrimental to their quality of life. Getting relief starts with understanding the root causes of TMJ and getting a proper diagnosis and the right treatment. Finding a dentist who can diagnose and successfully treat TMJ might be a challenge.
It is unlikely that TMJ will go away on its own as over time, the issues causing the TMJ disorder and pain worsen without proper treatment. There are no standard tests to diagnose TMJ disorders, so thorough examination by Dr. Rose using x-rays, and advanced technology is vital to pursuing the proper treatment for your TMJ.
We do our very best to provide you with thorough, effective TMJ treatment.
The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any patient can be made only by visiting your dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Holistic Dentist Dr. Scott Rose at GoodHealth Dental shall have no liability or responsibility to any individual with respect to loss or damage directly or indirectly caused or alleged by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view. Good Health Dental, a Solon, Ohio Holistic Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment options, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics. Besides Solon, a city in Cuyahoga County Ohio, we proudly serve all Cleveland communities.
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