TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint treatments refer to the joint at the end of the jaw. TMJ is actually part of disorder of the jaw joint, that causes a number of different symptoms to the lower jaw and its function. In some of the more severe cases there can be hundreds of different issues associated with TMJ issues however, not all of them affect all individuals equally.
Problems arise in this joint as a result of improper alignment of the teeth, trauma or an excess of muscle tension, the joint encompasses the two bones, however, there are five muscles in the area that must function in unison for proper function as well as cartilage which acts as a buffer between the bones.
Symptoms of TMJ
Because of the importance of the Temporomandibular Joint there are a number of possible issues that arise as a result. The most common of these symptoms are:
- Headaches or Migraines
- Facial pain or jaw pain
- Back and Neck pain
- Balance issues
- Posture issues
- Pain or pressure behind the eyes
- Deviation of the jaw to one side
- Ringing in the ears, ear congestion or ear pain
- Sensitivity in the teeth to hot or cold
- Sinus issues
- Dizziness or vertigo
TMJ issues are quite severe and those suffering from a multitude of these issues are in need of dental help. Some treatments that may help this condition include the replacement of teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps in teeth.
In some cases, patients must wear a plastic mouthpiece to bed and take other precautions before bed. Contact us today for TMJ treatment immediately and let us help manage and alleviate your symptoms.