Facial or Jaw Pain? That Could Be a TMJ Disorder!

The joints and muscles that make up your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) are responsible for your ability to open and close your mouth, including chewing, swallowing, and speaking. Problems with the bones, discs, ligaments, muscles, and bones that make up your TMJ could result to facial or jaw pain.

Here at our South Brunswick dental practice, we have clients who visit our clinic due to problems associated with a TMJ disorder. By and large, possible causes of the condition include the following:

  • sinus problems
  • gum disease
  • stress and tooth grinding
  • injury and tooth dislocation
  • arthritis

Treatment for TMJ problems could vary from one person to another, depending on the diagnosis and extent of the problem. A TMJ treatment plan ranges from taking medications to root canal therapy to wearing night guards.

Fortunately, this kind of jaw disorder is often highly treatable with non-invasive therapies.  If you think you have TMJ, don’t hesitate to call Doctors of Dental Medicine to seek diagnosis and treatment. Get in touch with us by calling 732-329-3113 or by filling out this contact form.  We look forward to helping improve your smile!

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