Suffering from Jaw Pain? TMJ Treatment in Manhattan

Suffering from Jaw Pain? TMJ Treatment in Manhattan

TMJ in Manhattan is a real and painful dental health problem which may leave people confused more often than not. People may wonder if the facial and jaw symptoms are real or if it’s just their imagination. TMJ treatment in Manhattan and TMJ symptoms can be complicated to deal with as it’s a problem of the jaw joints located under the ears. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joints which are used for opening and closing the mouth. These joints can malfunction and cause several symptoms which may mislead or confuse people. However, our highly qualified Midtown Manhattan TMJ dentists can offer the right solution for the problem after proper diagnosis.

What Is TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ is the ball and socket joint which is located at the angle of the jaw at the side of the head. Issues with three- dimensional movement of the joint can cause symptoms such as:

  • Light sensitivity in teeth
  • Headache
  • Vertigo/ dizziness
  • Earaches
  • Tinnitus/ buzzing sound in ears
  • Wear and tear of enamel due to teeth grinding/ Bruxism
  • Pain in face, neck, back, and shoulder
  • Clicking noise from jaw that is audible

The TMJ can also dislocate as the condyle moves forward and becomes jammed in the front of the jaw bone.

Treatment of TMJ in Manhattan

Any treatment requires thorough analysis by an experienced dentist in NY 10022. He will take a digital X-ray and CT Scan for discovering the structure and function of the TMJ. He will find out how the bone works in relation to the patient’s skull. He will them proceed ahead for treatment.

The treatment plan for TMJ in Manhattan dentist office will include:

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Medication for tightening lax connective tissue around the joint
  • Ibuprofen for pain management
  • Orthodontic correction of misaligned teeth
  • Crowns to even dental bite
  • TENS

Our dental office in Midtown Manhattan, NY also offers special custom mouth guards to prevent Bruxism and correct your bite issues along with preventing grinding and clenching. Several scientific studies confirm that about 10 million people in USA have TMJ disorder and it is important to get it treated as soon as possible. Our TMJ dentists in Midtown Manhattan are always happy to help to diagnose and identify TMJ treatment that is personalized and right for you!

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