Whether it’s the headaches or the jaw pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can get you down, and you might be unsure of what to do next. The expert dentists at Just For Your Smile have solutions for TMJ at their two offices in Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia, and Potomac Village in Potomac, Maryland. The dental experts know that TMJ isn’t just a painful jaw, but often involves neck pain, headaches, and frustrating symptoms. Thankfully, Just For Your Smile is the place to go for quality care for TMJ. Book online or over the phone today.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a medical condition involving problems with your temporomandibular joint — the jaw hinge joint connecting your jaw to your skull bones. This important joint enables you to chew your food, move your jaw, talk, and yawn.
The cause of TMJ isn’t always definitive. The condition might be linked to muscle or jawbone complications as a result of several factors, including:
Stress might also play a role and tighten the facial and jaw muscles as you grind your teeth or clench your jaws.
TMJ can lead to serious complications, including bone damage and bone death, tumors in the jaw area, and scar tissue.
In addition to soreness, discomfort, and moderate to severe pain in your jaw area, you might also have other symptoms of TMJ, such as:
You might also have difficulty when you try to open your mouth wide.
TMJ can affect the alignment of the joints in your lower jaw. Your dentist at Just For Your Smile performs a thorough examination of your jaw movements and symptoms and might recommend X-rays or a CT scan to produce detailed images of your jaw joints.
Just For Your Smile provides effective treatments for TMJ, such as:
Your dentist might also recommend dental work, which typically involves replacing missing teeth, and dental treatments like bridges, crowns, or braces designed to correct your bite, protect your oral health, balance your biting surfaces, and enhance your smile.
If TMJ is putting your dental health at risk and causing headaches, jaw pain, and other bothersome symptoms, Just For Your Smile has solutions. Book over the phone or online today.