TMJ Therapy in Suwanee - Relieve Face & Jaw Pain - Molded Bite Guards & More
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint, the two joints which connect the arches of your jaw. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a common condition that many dental patients experience in varying degrees. The majority of TMJ / TMD sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems can be effectively treated with a small oral appliance or other non-invasive therapies.
Dr. Rosenheck , our Suwanee TMJ dentist, has been helping patients from the greater Atlanta area get relief from TMJ disorder symptoms for years.
What Causes TMJ pain?
There is no one, decided cause of all TMJ pain; the condition can be caused or aggravated by many different things. For example, patients who experience injury to the jaw or muscles in the head or neck often experience TMJ pain. Other triggers include a misaligned bite, arthritis, or even stress.
The symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
• Jaw pain
• Numbness in fingers and arms
• Grinding and clenching of teeth
• Difficulty swallowing
• Limited movement or locking of the jaw
• Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
• Pain behind the eyes
• Neck, shoulder or back pain
• Facial pain
• Earaches or ringing in the ears
The symptoms of TMJ can be painful and interfere with everyday life. Your comfort and well-being are at the heart of our focus as a dental practice, so pain relief is our first consideration. When visiting our dental office, patients are tested for TMJ disorder and diagnosed quickly to get relief from discomfort. Dr. Rosenheck devises an immediate plan to treat the underlying causes of the disorder.
Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction in Suwanee, GA
Dr. Rosenheck thoroughly examines your jaw and bite alignment and takes x-rays to begin the diagnosis. We’ll also review your medical history in order to recommend necessary treatments to boost oral function and help get you out of pain.
Once Dr. Rosenheck makes the diagnosis, there are several ways in which relief can be provided:
A specially molded bite guard can be created. This guard prevents involuntary teeth grinding and jaw clenching that patients experience while sleeping. Grinding and clenching produce much of the muscle pain and aches that TMJ patients encounter, which is why a night-time bite guard proves to be effective at controlling symptoms.
If the cause of the TMJ pain is related to a misaligned bite, Dr. Rosenheck can realign bite balance to minimize symptoms. Realignment involves adjusting the relationship between how your upper arch of teeth come together with your lower arch. This re-balancing may require new dental restorations in order to improve bite function. Bite realignment is a non-invasive TMJ disorder treatment which Dr. Rosenheck performs successfully for patients who need it.
If you have any questions about how your TMD can be treated, Dr. Rosenheck is happy to discuss symptoms, options, and available therapies.
Get Relief from TMJ Discomfort – Call Dr. Rosenheck
If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, contact our Suwanee TMJ dentist today or schedule an appointment online. The office of Jay L. Rosenheck, DDS, PC is conveniently located near Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill, Duluth, Johns Creek, Buford, Norcross, and Alpharetta.