Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction affects millions of people worldwide. There can often be many symptoms associated with this disorder and can be caused by numerous factors. It is important to be evaluated by your Vista dentist to stop damage to your teeth and surrounding joints.
WHAT IS TMJ?
TMJ TMD is a disorder which affects the joints surrounding the mouth. Specifically we look to the TM joint that connects the lower jaw to the mouth whereby this joint becomes inflamed. Often this inflammation can cause many uncomfortable symptoms such as the inability to eat, pain near the ear, ringing in the ear, or unusual popping or crunching sounds upon opening the mouth. Patients are often unaware that they may also be clenching or grinding their teeth. Over time this can cause alignment issues and further wear of a patients molars. It is best to see a dentist as soon as possible to get an evaluation, plus a temporary mouth guard to protect your precious teeth from further damage.
Symptoms Of TMJ
TMJ dysfunction has many nagging, sometimes debilitating, symptoms. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, you should call Main Street Dental for a TMJ consultation:
- Headaches or
- Popping or Clicking in Your Jaw
- Pain in the Head, Neck, Face, or Jaw
- Tingling Extremities
- Ear Infections
- Ringing in the Ears (tinnitus)
- Sinus Problems
- Subjective Hearing Loss
- Pain or Pressure
- Around Your Eyes
- Clenching or Grinding of Teeth
- Tooth Sensitivity
Benefits Of An Evaluation
It’s important to see a dentist as soon as you can when you suspect you have a TMJ disorder. Some of the benefits include the following:
- Confirmation that you are suffering from TMJ
- Halting the damage caused by clenching teeth
- Possible decrease in the tinnitus symptoms
- The ability to secure a protective mouth guard
- Develop a plan of action to treet TMJ
Main Street Dental accepts most dental insurance plans and we are also pleased to offer easy, NO INTEREST financing if you do not have insurance or if your insurance plan will only provide partial coverage. For a free consultation to learn more about TMJ TMD call us at (760) 295-9870 or click here to request an appointment online.
Main Street Dental Is A Top Rated TMJ Dentist Located In Downtown Vista, CA.
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