If you are experiencing successive jaw throb symptoms, cerebral pains, or throbbing facial torment, then is it possible that you could be experiencing TMJ, also known as TMJ syndrome or TMD. Speak with our dentist about the various TMJ treatment options that are available to help you. “TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (left and right) that connects the jaw to the skull. The pains you are experiencing in your neck pains and head could possibly have a dental origin. Did you know that bite and jaw alignment can affect facial muscles and nerves? If you are experiencing clicking, popping, difficulty chewing, ringing in the ear, migraines, and headaches, then you can contact our dental clinic.
Our team of dentists and doctors have the latest dentistry science and technology in neuromuscular jaw orthodontics and orthopedics.
TMJ pain is related to complex jaw joints. If you have symptoms such as a clicking sound or discomfort, then you will be glad to know that due to the latest research these problems are now easily diagnosed & treated than they were in the past.
Symptoms (pain, clicking sounds, etc.) occur when the jaw joints and the muscles that are used for chewing are working incorrectly.
Early treatment and detection of TMJ disorders are important due to the fact that some forms of TMJ may lead to serious conditions. For the serious TMJ pain disorders that will require treatment, no single treatment process can be used to resolve all the disorders completely. Treatment will take some time and will require patience to become effective., but you will smile again after visiting us
TROUBLE WITH YOUR JAW
TMJ disorders have been known to develop due to many reasons. You might grind or clench your teeth, stressing your TM joints and tightening your jaw muscles. Disease or injury may be the cause of a damaged worn jaw joint. Arthritis and injuries can directly damage the joint movement, tear or stretch the muscle ligaments. As a result of this, the disk, which consists of cartilage and functions as the joint cushion can slip out of its’ position. Whatever may be the cause, the results may include pains, misaligned bite, grating or clicking noise when you open your mouth or even trouble when trying to open your mouth wide. Locking of the jaw can also occur.
Are you aware of clenching or grinding your teeth?
Do you find that you wake up with stiff sore muscles around your jaws?
Do you have frequent headaches, neck aches?
Is it painful or difficult to open your mouth, yawn or eat?
Have you ever injured your head, jaw or neck?
Have you had chronic arthritic problems with other joints?
Do your teeth no longer touch when you bite or meet differently sometimes?
Is it difficult to use your front teeth to tear or bite food?
Do you often have lower jaw pain?
The more times that you have answered “yes” to the questions above, the more likely it is that you may have a TMJ disorder. and will need medical help.
TMJ DISORDER TREATMENTS IN ORLANDO FL.
There are a variety of individual relief treatment options for a patient that our Orlando Florida TMJ specialist can implement to improve the function and harmony of your jaws. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of this disorder, your doctor will then determine the proper treatment course for you. It’s important for you to note that these types of treatment always work best with a team approach of professional care joined with self-care.
Self-care TMJ treatment Tips:
Resting the jaw
Keeping your teeth apart when you are not eating
Keeping your teeth apart when you are not swallowing
Eating softer foods
Applying heat and ice
Jaw exercises do help a lot
Practicing good posture
Physical therapy or biofeedback (stress management techniques) may also be recommended, as well as a temporary splint or nightguard which is a transparent plastic health appliance. This appliance fits over your bottom or top teeth and helps to keep your teeth separated, thereby relaxing the muscles which lead to a reduction of pain. Different types of appliances are used by doctors for different purposes and this is by a case by case basis. The nightguard helps you to stop grinding or clenching your teeth and also helps to reduce muscle tension at night. The nightguard also helps to protect the joint surfaces and cartilage.
Bite Correction Or Surgery
Restorative dental rehabilitation, bite adjustment also known as equilibration may be needed if your disorder is caused by problems related to how your teeth fit together. Open-jaw surgery and arthroscopy are sometimes needed but only for severe cases. Speak with your TMJ disorder doctor in Orlando about other possible remedies before trying open jaw surgery. Your search for TMJ pain treatment office in Orlando is now over.
Orlando TMJ Specialist FAQ's
TMJ is the acronym for the temporomandibular joint, which is located directly in front of each of our ears. TMJ disorder is usually used to describe TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. which has been associated with various types of neck and head pains.
Are my headaches caused by TMD?
While many factors can contribute to headaches, TMD has been found to be one explanation. Stress oftentimes causes us to clench our teeth, which puts undue pressure on the jaw joint that can lead to TMD.
Does temporomandibular joint disorder require surgery?
Oral surgery is not the first common choice of treatment for our patients and is usually performed when all other avenues of more conservative treatments have failed to help or alleviate its effects.
Non-surgical options are designed to help reduce pressure on the TMJ. Non-surgical procedures are preferred to help reduce pain and restore normal activities when yawning, talking, chewing and swallowing.
What are some of the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
According to one study, the most frequent complaints and the approximate percentage of their occurrences were:
Headaches which includes migraines
Ear problems (including ringing in the ears, muffled or clogged ears, dizziness, otalgia (earache without signs of infection being present.
Pain in throat, teeth, face, back, neck, and behind eyes