Do you experience frequent head, ear or jaw pain? Notice your jaw seems to become stuck? You may be suffering from a common condition known as a temporomandibular joint disorder. Not only can this common condition be painful and debilitating, it can also cause extensive damage to your smile.
The temporomandibular joint (known as TMJ) is the joint which connects the jawbone to the skull and acts as a sliding hinge, allowing you to properly use your mouth. When there is dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint, known as temporomandibular disorders there can be discomfort, pain and even damage.
Along with the uncomfortable symptoms caused by temporomandibular joint disorders, the condition can also have an impact on your oral health. Patients that neglect to address their TMD/TMJ often experience tooth damage such as chipping, cracking and eventually even infections. Overtime this damage can result in expensive, invasive and painful treatment options.
Decided it’s time to address the pain and discomfort caused by your TMD? At the dental practice of Dr. Heejoo Pyon we are proud to offer mouthguards for TMJ. These mouthguards are custom-made per patient and are designed to fit comfortably while providing maximum relief of symptoms and damage.
Schedule your appointment with our TMJ dentist in New York today, we’d be happy to evaluate your oral health and determine if treatment is right for you.