Saddle Brook TMJ
Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings is essential, but there are plenty of other things your dentist can do for you as well. Certain conditions may develop over time or as the result of an injury, interfering with your ability to eat or speak, and impacting your dental health as a result. TMJ disorders can certainly do just that, and here at EverSmile Dental we can provide patients with the Saddle Brook TMJ treatments they need in order to alleviate their symptoms and improve their daily lives.
TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. You have two temporomandibular joints, one on each side of your face where your jaw meets your head, and you can feel them at work if you place your fingers in front of your ears while you open and close your mouth. The temporomandibular joint or TMJ can suffer from some problems, just like any other joint in the body. TMJ disorders can create clicking or crunching noises and sensations, it can cause facial and neck aches and pains, it can cause lockjaw and create other issues when you open and close your mouth, and it can be generally painful, irritating, and annoying to deal with. Some cases of TMJ have no known origin, but other times it may be caused by an injury to the face or head. Either way, we here at EverSmile Dental can help. In mild cases, relaxation, stretching, physical therapy and other simple movements can help relieve stress and pain, but in more severe cases our dentists may prescribe splints or mouth guards or even perform surgery.
TMJ disorders can be difficult to live with, and we here at EverSmile Dental can help provide you with the Saddle Brook TMJ diagnoses and treatments you need in order to get better and to return to your life as usual. Call us today to learn more or book your appointment.