If you're feeling pain in your jaw, there may be an issue with your temporomandibular joint. There are more than three million cases of TMJ disorders (TMD) every year, so it’s a common condition. While it’s often treatable, you should visit a dentist to put your mind at ease.
When not addressed, TMD can cause long-term hearing loss. Learn more about TMD and how we treat it.
TMD is often accompanied by jaw pain. You may also notice a clicking noise when you open or close your mouth. If your jaw is stuck in place, you should visit our office as soon as possible to get an examination.
There are certain risk factors that can increase your risk of a TMJ disorder. These include bruxism, arthritis, jaw injury, and genetics.
The best TMJ treatment will vary depending on the cause of the disorder and its severity. The three most common forms of treatment are:
Our goals are twofold: we want to relieve your discomfort while also ensuring that your jaw is properly aligned. In mild cases, you may not need to realign your jaw. In other cases, physical therapy may be necessary.
You’ve come to the right place. At Morton Dental Center, we’re committed to ensuring that all our patients get the dental care they need. Whether you have additional questions you’d like to ask or you’re ready to book an appointment, please reach out to us today.