Relief from TMJ Disorders: Our Dental Practice Can Help

April 30, 2024

You might not think much about it, but your jaw plays a big role in your daily life. From speaking and eating to yawning and expressing emotions, your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is constantly at work. However, when this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones becomes dysfunctional, it can lead to a painful and frustrating TMJ disorder. At the office of Norwalk Dental Center, we're committed to helping you find relief from your jaw pain and other symptoms associated with TMJ disorders.

Understanding Your TMJ

Your TMJs, located on each side of your face in front of your ears, are responsible for all types of jaw movement. These joints are designed to handle a wide range of motion and can withstand forces as strong as 260 pounds at the molars. However, when overused, inflamed, or injured, they can become dysfunctional, leading to TMJ disorders.

Common Symptoms

A TMJ disorder can manifest in a variety of uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms, including:

  • Clicking, cracking, or popping sounds when moving your jaw
  • Earaches or tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Muscle spasms
  • Limited jaw movement or locking of the jaw.

Comprehensive Care for TMJ Disorders

At our dental office, we take a personalized approach to care. We'll begin by thoroughly reviewing your medical history and conducting a comprehensive assessment of your jaw function and symptoms. Depending on your unique needs, treatment options may include:

  • Oral appliances like night guards or stabilization splints to alleviate strain on the joints
  • Steroid injections for pain relief and inflammation reduction
  • Botox® injections to relax overactive muscles and reduce symptoms
  • Adjustments to your bite or teeth alignment through restorative, prosthodontic, or orthodontic care.

A Compassionate Team of Dental Professionals

We understand that dealing with a TMJ disorder can be stressful and overwhelming. That's why our dedicated staff is here to provide you with the support, guidance, and care you need throughout your treatment journey. Our goal is to help you achieve lasting relief from your symptoms so you can enjoy a better quality of life.

Take the First Step Towards Jaw Pain Relief

If you're suffering from TMJ pain, don't wait any longer to seek help. Contact us at the office of Norwalk Dental Center today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you in finding relief from your symptoms.

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