What Is Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder?
Do you suffer from sore facial muscles or jaw pain? Rejuvenation Dentistry® can provide relief when vague symptoms are affecting the way you feel, how you eat, or the quality of your sleep. Dr. Gerry Curatola, pioneer of integrative dentistry, offers relief from chronic pain with holistic treatment.
TMJ is a disorder of the jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles. At best, TMJ can cause chronic jaw pain, and at worst, it can result in a host of vague symptoms that can go undiagnosed for months, even years. The symptoms of TMJ affect more than your teeth and jaw. This is another reason why a holistic approach is best. Dr. Curatola can assess and diagnose TMJ, quickly improving overall health and wellness.Schedule Consultation
Recognizing The Symptoms Of TMJ
- Jaw pain
- Popping or clicking in the jaw when chewing or talking
- Limited ability to open or close the jaw
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Headaches and toothaches
- Earaches and ringing in the ears
Relieving The Pain Of TMJ
The simple act of grinding or clenching your teeth, whether you are awake or asleep, can encourage the onset of the disorder. Dr. Curatola can ease your jaw pain with a night guard, similar to a protective mouth guard worn during sports.
When your bite is off, it affects the way your teeth rest together, stopping your jaw from closing comfortably. This can be the result of worn enamel or a newly placed restoration. Dr. Curatola can perform an occlusal adjustment by reshaping teeth that prevent proper contact.