TMD Diagnosis and TMJ Treatment in Jupiter
TMJ syndrome causes tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. The TMJ allows you to talk, chew and yawn. Comprised of muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and bones, you have two TMJs, one on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorder, or TMD, can cause headaches, neck pain, a jaw that is locked in position or difficult to open, problems biting, and popping sounds when you bite.
Most cases of TMD are temporary and TMJ treatment is usually conservative. In cases of persistent symptoms of TMD, recommendations may range from medications to a mouthguard to help keep you from grinding your teeth at night. In very rare cases, surgery may be required to repair or replace the joint.
Corrective Dental Treatment
If you are suffering TMD symptoms, Dr. Charles M. Braverman has the training, experience and skill to correctly diagnose the causes of TMJ discomfort and prescribe the appropriate treatment. You do not have to live with the pain associated with TMD.