Comprehensive TMJ Therapy
Because many different teeth and mouth-related tendencies can cause TMJ, it is crucial to catch and correct TMJ early to avoid severely damaging your pearly whites.
What Is TMJ Syndrome?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is an overarching term that refers to pain or dysfunction within the muscles and joints that move your jaw.
These muscles are essential to maintain a healthy, daily life and come into play when you eat, talk, or brush your teeth.
If left untreated for too long, TMJ syndrome can cause irreversible damage to your bones, teeth, and nerves. This is where gentle and thorough TMJ therapy and
What Can Cause TMJ Syndrome?
While TMJ can sometimes be caused by a situation unrelated to your teeth, it is often triggered by damage caused to your teeth or a consistent habit that you don’t realize you are doing.
Some examples of activities that can cause TMJ are:
If you are experiencing or participating in any of these activities, call your dentist or doctor for a TMJ therapy review.
How Can TMJ Treatments Help Me?
Suppose you catch TMJ early; it can sometimes be treated in the home with ice packs and taking it easy. But, if home remedies don’t work or your TMJ has progressed, you may require a dedicated TMJ therapy treatment.
While TMJ therapy may not necessarily cure your symptoms, it can ease the pain in both the short term and long term and save your teeth.
At Suburban Essex Dental, we offer TMJ treatments that include dental splints and bite guards that help reduce the stress on your mandibular joints. These bite guards help align your teeth and reduce grinding at night.
If you think that you need a dental TMJ treatment or therapy, give us a call today! We look forward to seeing you in our friendly and courteous West Orange, New Jersey dental office.