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The complexities can range from simple tooth wear from grinding and clenching the teeth. It can also be muscular pain and trigger points. Headaches, neckaches, limited opening, and severe pain can characterize TMJ as well. Some patients have tongue posture issues or sleep-disordered breathing that can be correlated. Typically a consultation is necessary to diagnose the problem and x-rays are sometimes needed to aid in the diagnosis and treatment sequence. Schedule an appointment with a dentist near you for a diagnosis and treatment.
Take some time to read some of our most frequently asked questions about TMJ treatment! Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Contact us, as we’d love to answer any and all of your questions!
Your TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your skull to your jaw.
There are many things that can cause TMJ discomfort. Among those are clenching your teeth, grinding your teeth, misalignment of the jaw and teeth, and stress, among many other things.
Some common symptoms of TMJ disorders include pain in your jaw, headaches, neck aches, and pain when trying to open your mouth.
To make scheduling your visit as convenient as possible we offer flexible office hours.
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