Suffering from TMJ Disorder?
If you know that you have TMJ disorder, you are probably well aware of the impact that jaw pain can have on your comfort and general well-being. Our Madison, WI dental office can help. Symptoms of TMJ disorder include jaw pain, jaw clicking, headaches, jaw locking or inability to open the mouth wide, ear pain, numbness in the arms an hands, neck and back pain, congestion, unexplained loose teeth and more.
You might be surprised at just how much of an impact your jaw has on your overall health. Oral health and wellness is strongly connected to overall health and well-being!
What causes TMJ Disorder?
A number of things could cause TMJ disorder, including trauma to the jaw, grinding your teeth, poor tooth alignment, systemic diseases that could have an impact on the jaw, and other issues.
Diagnosis can help you take the right steps to stop TMJ disorder from hampering your life. Beyond having a sore jaw, TMJ disorder could cause pain to radiate to your ears, could cause severe headaches, neck, shoulder, and back pain problems, and more.
Your Madison Dentist Can Help Treat TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder treatment is available at Excellence in Dentistry. Book an appointment with our Madison office today. We may recommend one or more of the following:
- Anti-inflammatory medication to stop the pain
- Splint therapy, which can help keep the jaw better aligned
- Equilibration – restores harmony to your bite
- Dental surgery to improve alignment of your jaw and/or teeth
- Other treatment methods
Many people are surprised at how many unpleasant symptoms disappear after TMJ disorder is treated, including facial pain, congestion, numbness in fingers and arms, and ringing in the ears. We aim to educate our patients on the connection between their mouth and their overall wellness. Oral health isn’t just about a beautiful smile. It’s also about healthy gums and optimum jaw alignment.
At Excellence in Dentistry, our team is educated in treating TMJ disorder and other oral health and wellness issues. We do not offer a one-size-fits-all TMJ treatment. We start with a free consultation to help determine how we can help you. We will then assess your situation and develop a customized treatment plan to help you reduce or eliminate TMJ associated pain. Make an appointment today.