July 10, 2013

Restoring Jaw Function Through TMJ Therapy

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) help to ensure that your jaw functions properly, allowing you to smile, talk and eat normally. These joints are sensitive to misalignment, and can create a painful problem. If you’re suffering from a TMJ dysfunction, Dr. Barry Polansky can help with TMJ therapy.

Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include jaw pain, lower back pain, a clicking sound when moving your jaw, difficulties opening and closing your mouth, frequent headaches, and more. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, we can alleviate the discomfort and restore normal function with TMJ therapy.

Dr. Polansky offers non-surgical solutions to your TMJ problems. He’s studied TMJ therapy and dysfunction at the Pankey Institute, a continuing-education institute for dentists. He’ll start by analyzing your smile and determine the specific cause of your TMJ dysfunction. Your smile may be out of alignment, and can be addressed by rebuilding your back teeth or other treatments. Stress is a common cause, so stress-reduction techniques may be discussed. Also, an oral appliance can help many patients by helping to keep their jaw in a comfortable resting position, reducing the stress on your joints.

There’s no need to live with a painful or malfunctioning jaw. We can help restore function to your jaw and your joints once again with TMJ therapy. Give us a call today to see how we can help improve your life.

Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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