TMJ Treatment

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Millions of people suffer from head, neck, face, and jaw pain, and much of it is related to an imbalance in the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) or TMJ, which can result in chronic pain and illnesses. If properly diagnosed, patients can gain great relief and avoid unnecessary emotional and physical stress associated with their pain and dysfunction.

This condition can limit the opening or closing of your mouth, and can even cause your jaw to lock open or closed. Patients with TMJ disorder often feel a popping in their joint when opening their mouth.

The exact cause of TMJ is not clear-cut. The pain could be the result of genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. Patients who have jaw pain usually clench or grind their teeth — however — this does not mean you will develop TMJ disorder. It is important for the patient and your dentist to distinguish the cause, so we come up with the appropriate TMJ treatment plan!

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If you suffer from TMJ, you aren’t alone! There are a lot of people who suffer from this widespread problem. The good news is that there are treatment options that you can use to help you with this issue. Please speak with your doctor at Gregorich & Matack to discuss the best treatment plan for you.

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There are many factors that can contribute to a stressed out, misaligned or tight TMJ. Causes can include a bad bite, teeth grinding/clenching, excessive gum chewing, jaw injury, arthritis and stress. Letting your dentist determine an accurate cause of your TMJ pain is essential for planning your treatment.

Your dentist at Gregorich & Matack can discuss your pain with you and examine you. Some treatments may include wearing a night guard to prevent teeth grinding, orthodontics to correct a bad bite or available alternative therapies. The best treatment for your specific situation will be discussed with you! 

When the TMJ joint and surrounding muscles continue to stay over-strained, the discomfort can become debilitating. Not only can facial, jaw and neck pain compromise your quality of life, but it can also limit the way you eat. 

In addition, when there is an imbalance in your TMJ (jaw joints), it is common to suffer from headaches, dizziness and nausea. Some patients even display poor body posture, premature wearing of their teeth, decreased strength and flexibility, compromised breathing airways, muscles soreness and other whole-body symptoms.

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