If you suffer from constant and severe pain in your head, face, or neck, it may be due to a disorder in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) of your jaw. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint that allows the opening and closure of the lower jaw.
Most of our oral functions involve the TMJ, and its improper functioning can cause pain or trouble while talking, yawning, biting, and chewing. In addition, when trauma or strain causes inflammation to the TMJ, it can lead to pain and trouble while moving the lower jaw. This results in a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Here are the major symptoms of TMJ
Our experienced TMJ specialist Zachary I. Boger knows how interfering these symptoms can be in your daily life. With their comprehensive education and expertise in their field, they treat the patients with the most advanced technology and procedures.
The TMJ treatments at Boger Family Dental aim to restore the connection between the bite and the surrounding blood vessels, nerves, and muscles, thus easing troubling signs and pain.
The treatment for TMJ disorders depends on the cause of the condition as well as its symptoms:
It is crucial to treat the condition in its initial stage to prevent it from hindering the jaw's movement. To diagnose TMJ, your doctor will note your symptoms and will check the problem areas - your neck, head, and face. They may also recommend X - rays or TMJ arthroscopy if needed to identify TMJ disorders.
Want to know more about the treatments for TMJ disorders? Book your consultation with our dentists at Boger Family Dental now by calling us at 408.286.3229 or scheduling an appointment online!