Do you feel pain resonating from your jaw? Do you feel pain in your mouth when trying to chew? This can be due to a problem with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). With clenching, grinding, and other stresses, these joints can experience many issues, which can cause serious pain. TMJ disorders, also known as TMD, can be temporary or, if untreated, can last several years. How can TMJ problems be fixed? The office of Barry Polansky DMD office a comprehensive, effective therapy to treat TMJ disorders and alleviate the pain found in the jaw.
Do I Have a TMJ Disorder?
To diagnose the situation, it is best to see Dr. Polansky, a master of dentistry, and his special team of practitioners. Our team can properly diagnose and treat TMJ disorder. However, if you are not quite sure if your problem is TMJ related, there are several warning signs and symptoms, including:
- Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw, neck, or shoulders
- Jaws lock when opening or closing the mouth
- Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw when opening or closing the mouth
- Issues chewing or an uncomfortable feeling when biting
- Swelling in the cheeks and face
- Problem trying to open your mouth (especially wide)
- Toothaches and headaches
How is it Treated?
Before we can begin TMJ therapy, we must first diagnose the disorder and examine the mouth. Each TMJ issue is specific to each individual, so if we determine that TMJ disorder is the problem, then we will plan a personalized treatment for you. In most cases, we will create a custom mouth appliance that is worn at night, or when the doctor instructs. The appliance holds the jaw in its ideal resting position, reducing stress. We can also rebuild the surface of the back teeth to restore your ideal bite alignment.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are experiencing tremendous pain in your jaw and you are showing symptoms of TMJ disorder, contact our office today and request an appointment. We will rid your jaw of stress and ensure proper bite alignment. Our office happily serves the communities of Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and beyond.