Live a Pain-Free and Comfortable Life With TMJ Treatment
How TMJ Disorders Can Affect Your Life
The joint connecting your jaw and your skull is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). For various reasons like overuse, inflammation, or injury, it can become affected by dysfunctions and cause oral or facial pain and discomfort and restricted jaw function.
If you suffer from chronic headaches, jaw pain, or other TMJ symptoms keeping you from living a comfortable and fulfilling life, Dr. Kimmel at The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry can help improve your quality of life with specialized treatments.
Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
Common symptoms of TMJ problems include:
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Mild to severe jaw pain on one side or both sides
- Facial pain
- Difficulty or pain when chewing
- Difficulty opening the mouth wide
- Pain or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Pain in your neck, upper back, and shoulders
- Lower jaw locking when open or closed
- Bite misalignment
- Popping or clicking sound when you open and close the jaw
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gum shrinkage or loss
What Causes TMJ Disorders?
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can be caused by a range of problems relating to the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. The most common factors contributing to TMD include:
- Bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching)
- Misaligned or improper bite
- Trauma or injury
- Dislocation of the disk
- Parafunctional use of the mouth or jaw
TMJ Treatment Options That Help Relieve Jaw Pain and Discomfort
As TMJ problems are difficult to diagnose and their causes are difficult to pinpoint, finding professional care can often prove difficult. Many times, patients with TMD give up on seeking help and instead accept their symptoms as part of normal life.
Our main goal at The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry in Hudson, Florida, is to provide TMJ treatments that improve our patients’ quality of life by relieving the TMD symptoms causing pain and discomfort and improving their orofacial functions.
Benefitting from Dr. David Kimmel’s decades of experience in dental care and his training at the Facial Pain Center at The University of Florida and teaching facial pain with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, you too can enjoy a pain-free and comfortable life. The TMJ treatment options Dr. Kimmel recommends include splint therapy (nightguards), injectables, or occlusal adjustments.
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Contact Us Today for TMJ Treatments
To learn more about how our TMJ treatments can help you live a pain-free and more comfortable life, schedule an evaluation at The Florida Center for Laser Dentistry in Hudson, Florida, today by calling (727) 862-8513.