If you suffer from the TMJ disorder, then you experience pain, discomfort and limited function in the jaw joints of the mouth. These joints are called the temporomandibular joints, and they help you open and close your mouth as well as chew, talk and swallow. Our dentist, Dr. Kevin Oakes, is happy to tell you all about the TMJ disorder today so you can know more.
There are many signs and symptoms related to the TMJ disorder. Some of those signs and symptoms include jaw pain, facial pain, locking in the jaw, clicking in the jaw, pain in and around the ear, difficulty chewing and pain when chewing. Unfortunately, there are many culprits that could be responsible for your TMJ disorder. Some causes include bruxism, arthritis, injury, dislocation of the jaw, tooth misalignment, jaw misalignment and stress. If you experience any symptoms, it’s best to see your dentist for an examination and treatment.
There are many treatments available for the TMJ disorder. Those treatments include taking medication prescribed to you, using a bite guard when sleeping, physical therapy, using relaxation techniques, eating softer foods, heating the jaw, strengthening the jaw and more. Your dentist will help you know which treatment is right for you and your situation.
To learn more about the TMJ disorder in Frederick, Maryland, please contact Dental Arts of Frederick when you get the chance. All you need to do is dial 301-663-5552 and our dental team will be thrilled to give you the answers, tips and information you need. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!