As a specialist across the board in many different facets of the dental profession, Dr. Pyon can also help her patients that suffer from TMJ. TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint of the jaw, and its disorders can cause a lot of pain. TMJ pain can be caused by a variety of factors that include:
If you do suffer from TMJ disorders, the symptoms most evident include:
In some cases, medical attention is needed if the pain associated with TMJ is severe. Give Dr. Pyon a call as soon as possible for TMJ treatments in New York if it becomes difficult to open and close your mouth.
As time goes on, and if the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ continues to only worsen, medications can be prescribed to reduce the pain while simultaneously using physical therapy to loosen stiff muscles and tendons of the joint. Mouth guards also prove to be a great help with aligning the jaw and diffusing pressure placed on the joint at night while you sleep. In the most severe of cases, injections of pain medication can be delivered straight to the site, and surgery can even be an option.
If you feel the symptoms of TMJ or need TMJ treatments in New York, Dr. Pyon is more than happy to help you come up with a solution based on your exact circumstances.