What is TMJ Disorder?
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Do you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder? Are you constantly
feeling pain in the joints around your jaw? If so, you may need TMJ treatment,
and you can benefit by
calling us at (407) 915-3646.
TMJ is the hinge connecting your skull's temporal bones to your jaw.
This is the hinge that allows movement in your jaw; essential in your
ability to eat, speak, and yawn. Disorders pertaining to the TMJ often
occur when an individual grinds or clenches their teeth, or there is arthritis
in the joint. Stress and movement of the soft cushion can also be causes.
Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include the following:
- Pain in the joint area, neck, shoulders, face, or ears when you exert the
movements of your mouth
- Issues with opening the mouth wide
- Locking of the jaw in open or closed positions
- Clicking, grating, or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
- Fatigue in the face
- Trouble eating
- Face swelling - side of the face
How can I fix my TMJ disorder?
There are multiple treatments available to individuals with a TMJ disorder.
While some try to remedy the situation on their own by using pain relievers,
ice, or other home methods, it's important to seek the attention of
a dentist who can provide longer, more permanent remedies. At Collins
Dental, we will work with you to understand the severity of your TMJ disorder
and determine a treatment option that will best fit your needs.
Our Winter Springs dentists can accurately determine the source of the
pain and may suggest balancing your bite, using specific therapies, or
if the disorder is severe, surgery (only if absolutely necessary). We
are committed to providing our patients with the utmost care and world-class
service as we help remedy your TMJ disorder. If you feel you have an issue
with your TMJ, come into our office as soon as possible so we can help
prevent the pain from worsening.
Schedule your free consultation
We're here to help you.