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Fenton TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment

TMJ

Let us help ease the pain and discomfort

Studies indicate that more than 15% of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain. Symptoms include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, pain in the neck or shoulders, clicking or popping when opening the mouth, or constant headaches.

If you are suffering from these symptoms, you might be one of the many Americans who suffer from bite or joint dysfunction, commonly referred to as TMJ syndrome.

If you’re waking up with regular headaches and jaw pain, it may be caused by TMJ syndrome. Don’t put up with the pain and discomfort any longer - DeCo Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help. Our dental practice offers comprehensive TMJ diagnosis and treatment.

Common symptoms of TMJ syndrome:

  • • Headache
  • • Pain or tenderness in face, jaw, ear, neck or shoulders
  • • Limited ability to open the mouth very wide
  • • Facial muscles feeling fatigued
  • • Clicking or popping when opening and closing mouth
  • • Difficulty chewing
  • • Swelling on the side of the face
  • • Tooth wear, thinning and/or chipping

People feel TMJ pain in varying degrees, and there are many potential causes.

Possible causes of TMJ syndrome include:

  • • Clenching or grinding the teeth
  • • Injury to the jaw, head or neck
  • • Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis in the joint
  • • Stress, which can cause tightening of the facial and jaw muscles
  • • Dislocation of the disc between the jawbone and the socket
  • • A bite that is out of balance or misaligned

There are different ways to end the pain and discomfort, but the first step is seeking out TMJ professionals and getting an accurate diagnosis.

Other conditions can cause symptoms similar to TMJ syndrome, so it is important to come to a specially trained dentist for a diagnosis.

Dr. DeCota has extensive training in bite dysfunction and will examine your joints and muscles for tenderness, listen for popping or grating, look for limited motion, and examine your bite. Sometimes x-rays are taken to view the entire jaw and joint.

Call DeCo Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to learn more about your options for TMJ diagnosis and treatment.

Other conditions can cause symptoms similar to TMD, so it is important to come to a specially trained dentist for a diagnosis.

Dr. DeCota has extensive training in bite dysfunction and will examine your joints and muscles for tenderness, listen for popping or grating, look for limited motion, and examine your bite. Sometimes x-rays are taken to view the entire jaw and joint.

Call DeCo Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to learn more about your options for TMJ treatment.


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