Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in your jaw, face, neck, or shoulders? Do you have difficulty biting or chewing? Do you hear a clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Our team at Ethos Family Dental is dedicated to helping patients find relief from these uncomfortable and often painful conditions.
What is a TMJ Disorder?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull. TMJ disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, including misalignment of the teeth, injury to the jaw or head, stress, and arthritis. Symptoms may include pain or tenderness in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders; difficulty biting or chewing; a clicking or popping sound when moving the jaw; and headaches.
How We Can Help
At Ethos Family Dental, we use advanced diagnostic techniques to identify the cause of your TMJ disorder and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Treatment options may include self-care measures such as avoiding hard or chewy foods, applying ice or heat to the affected area, and practicing good posture. In some cases, a dental splint or night guard may be prescribed to help correct the bite and reduce strain on the jaw muscles. Other treatments may include physical therapy, medications, or surgery.
Don't let TMJ disorders ruin your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards finding relief.