Living your life in constant, unrelenting pain is always a difficult thing to endure. Whether it is a migraine or a tooth ache, excruciating pain can be crippling, leaving you to live a life you are not one hundred perfect fulfilled in. Now that summer is here, people are putting forth their biggest efforts into making sure they have as much fun this season, and pain of any sort can definitely hinder your joyous summer experience. With TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain, people are often not able to talk, chew, or walk straight because the pain is so intense. Because Dr. Barry Polansky understands the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ pain, he is able to offer TMJ therapy.
Dr. Polansky is able to help with your TMJ pain non-surgically, making your treatment less invasive. The temporomandibular joints work in tandem to ensure your jaw opens and closes with ease. There are several things that can disrupt the harmony of these joints, including a misaligned bite, extreme amounts of stress, teeth grinding, oral trauma, and much more. Dr. Polansky studied this area of dentistry extensively at the Pankey Institute, so there is no doubt you are in excellent hands. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Polansky will carefully assess your current condition and TMJ symptoms. These symptoms may include a clicking or popping of the jaw as it opens, relentless headaches, lower back pain, and etcetera.
Your treatment of your TMJ pain may include a custom made oral appliance. This appliance hold the jaw in its place, being able to reduce the stress placed on your jaw as well as encourage balance. Dr. Polansky may restore the surface of your teeth as a way of treating your TMJ pain, as this will restore your ideal bite back into alignment. Either way, you are sure to experience relief in your TMJ pain with Dr. Polansky.
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.