Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat.
The symptoms of TMJ are debilitating and can greatly interfere with every day life. The comfort and general well being of the patient is at the heart of the dental practice, so pain relief is the first consideration of the dentist. The dentist is able to test, diagnose, and devise an immediate plan to treat the underlying causes of the TMJ disorder.
Reasons for Treating TMJ
- Symptoms generally worsen during periods of prolonged stress. These intense outbreaks of TMJ can lead to neck pain and dizziness.
- The most common cause of TMJ is the misalignment of the teeth. Your dentist can adjust your bite to relieve symptoms.
- Grinding of your teeth most commonly occurs at night. Grinding eventually erodes the structure of your teeth.