TMJ Issues Affecting the Quality of Your Life? Ask About Our BOTOX Treatments at Our Office in Paoli, Pa
If you are experiencing any stiffness or soreness in your jaw, or frequent headaches, it may be from TMJ disorder. At Omene Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentist can help determine if your pain is caused by TMJ and provide the appropriate treatment. There is no need to continue living in pain. Contact us today at 610-644-5547 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Guila Omene and receive your treatment for the TMJ in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
- Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain when chewing and biting
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
- Frequent headaches
Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today.