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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
TMJ is a condition that affects the health and function of the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint). Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) can cause stress to the jaw joint causing an imbalance or misalignment in the bite. If TMJ is left untreated, patients may continue to experience uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms that may be affecting their quality of life. TMJ is a complex dental concern that should be handled with care and experience.
TMJ symptoms differ greatly from patient to patient. TMJ symptoms often mask themselves or are similar to those of other medical conditions, making diagnosis particularly difficult. Because of this, it is important to seek medical help if you think you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms associated with TMD, contact our Montclair Plaza dental office.
Common Symptoms of TMJ:
TMJ symptoms can worsen over time. Finding the appropriate treatment can bring forth some much-needed relief. The goal is to create a personalized solution to eliminate painful symptoms, correct any damage and prevent further dental issues associated with TMJ.
Will a TMJ disorder go away on its own?
If it’s not causing severe issues, it has the potential to go away on its own. Some people with TMJ can do at-home jaw exercises to relieve temporary TMJ pain. Although, there is a risk of further damaging your jaw muscles and more. Consult with your dentist first.
Do I need surgery to get rid of TMJ?
No. Surgery will only be deemed necessary if you have severe TMJ issues and jaw deformities. Our dentist in East Hanover, NJ provides conservative options for mild to moderate TMJ problems.
Which doctor treats TMJ?
There is no direct medical specialty that addresses temporomandibular joint issues. Your best option is to see your dentist because he is the most trained in addressing issues regarding facial muscles, jaw, teeth and gums.
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What to Expect
To determine which treatment will work for you, Dr. Srikureja will first need to conduct a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of your occlusal system. Treating TMJ will depend on the underlying cause for TMD. Although there is no one specific course of treatment for TMD, your Montclair Plaza dentist will perform a detailed bite analysis and oral health examination to determine the best course of treatment.
Treatment Options For TMJ:
Invisible braces, restorative dentistry, or an oral sleep appliance may help address any underlying causes of TMJ. Dr. Srikureja will work with you to create a personalized solution to restore health, function, and comfort to your teeth.