TMJ Disorders and Jaw Pain Treatment Ormond

The TMJ or temporomandibular joint is a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. There is one joint on either side of the head. TMJ disorders sometimes cause pain in the joint of the jaws and in the muscles that are used in the jaw movement.

It is difficult to determine the exact cause of TMJ disorders. There may be a single or a combination of some factors, including jaw injury, genetics, bruxism, and arthritis.

For some patients, the pain and discomfort
experienced because of TMJ may be relieved without any surgical treatments. However, if medication or other suggested methods fail, then our dentists resort to surgical treatments.

TMJ Disorders and Jaw Pain Treatment Ormond

The TMJ or temporomandibular joint is a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. There is one joint on either side of the head. TMJ disorders sometimes cause pain in the joint of the jaws and in the muscles that are used in the jaw movement.

It is difficult to determine the exact cause of TMJ disorders. There may be a single or a combination of some factors, including jaw injury, genetics, bruxism, and arthritis.

For some patients, the pain and discomfort
experienced because of TMJ may be relieved without any surgical treatments. However, if medication or other suggested methods fail, then our dentists resort to surgical treatments.

What are the Symptoms of TMJ?

Some signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:

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Facial pain

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Pain in and around the ears

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Difficulty in opening/closing your mouth (locked joint)

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Tenderness and/or pain in the jaw

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Extreme pain when chewing

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Pain in one or both of the TMJ

TMJ disorders usually cause a ‘click’ sound when you open your mouth or chew. Several people may hear this ‘click’ sound but may experience no pain. There is no treatment required in such a situation. However, you may come and speak to our dentist to take their advice on how to care for your condition, so it doesn’t lead to further problems.

What are the Causes of TMJ?

TMJ is located where the jaw meets the head. This connection of jaw and head is established by a type of sliding hinge. The bones that are involved in this joint are shielded with cartilage. The bones are separated by a small disk which is responsible for the smooth movement of the jaw. TMJ disorder may be caused when:

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The cartilage present in the joints is damaged because of arthritis

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The disc moves out of its natural alignment

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The joint is damaged because of an impact or a hard blow

There are some more reasons for TMJ, however, these may happen randomly, and their exact cause is undetermined. These include:
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Jaw injury

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Genetics

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Bruxism or clenching or grinding of teeth

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Connective tissue disease that may affect the TMJ

What are the Treatment Options Available for TMJ?

In some patients, TMJ disorders may vanish without any treatment. However, if pain and symptoms persist, there are several types of treatments that our caring dentists may suggest.

  • Non-surgical options to correct TMJ disorder may be the use of a night-guard or splint. Night-guards are custom-made and fitted according to the shape of your teeth. They hold the jaw in a comfortable position. Splints are usually worn at night and they help to relax the jaw muscles. Our dentists and specialists will customize a night-guard for you.
  • Along with the use of a splint, our dentists may also prescribe you anti- inflammatory drugs, pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or antidepressants as required by your condition and the extent of pain you experience.
  • There are some mouth and jaw exercises that help in strengthening jaw muscles and relaxing them too. Our dentists will teach you to do these exercises.
  • Heat and ice packs also help in relaxing the jaw pain and pains that arise because of TMJ disorder.
Our amazing dentist will offer the right treatment that will help in curing your condition, after a detailed consultation session with you. We may also have to conduct some X-rays, CT scan, or other required tests before custom creating a treatment plan for you.

What is the Cost of Treating TMJ Disorders in Ormond?

TMJ disorders may vary in terms of severity for each person. Our dentists will offer the patients a custom treatment that suits their condition. The cost of treating TMJ disorders may start from $1650 – $6810.

Why Get Treatment for TMJ and Jaw Pain at Ormond Dental?

Result- Oriented Work

At Ormond
Dental, we believe in providing professional
services that help our customers smile comfortably. Our team of caring dentists focuses on providing treatments that give apparent and desired results for all types of oral issues you face, including TMJ and jaw pain.

Experience and Care

Ormond Dental has been serving customers for years. We also have an experienced team of caring dentists who are skilled in performing treatment for gummy smiles. Our team will assist you in finishing your oral treatment successfully at our clinic, providing help and care whenever required.

Experience and Care

Expect hassle- free and quick treatment at the hands of our caring and amazing dentist at ormond dental. We are equipped to handle all aspects of oral care using modern dental technology and state-of-the-art equipment for long-term results. We offer you a comfortable environment to treat your oral issues. Every dentist in our clinic is devoted to helping patients achieve
an enhanced
smile at all
stages of life.

Easy Payment Plans

Ormond Dental understands that oral health is vital for everyone. Therefore, to make our services more accessible to all, we offer different treatment plans that fit your budget. Our plans will enable you and your family to be treated now while you pay us later.

State-of-the- art Technology

The industry of oral health requires dealing with anxious customers. The team of caring dentists working at Ormond Dental is trained to work with anxious patients. They help the patients calm down and make them comfortable before they proceed with their treatment.

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