Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain? Do you often find yourself clenching your jaw? You may suffer from a TMJ disorder. Temporomandibular joint disorders stem from problems with the temporomandibular joints which connect the jawbone to the skull. Patients with a misaligned bite or crooked and overcrowded teeth are more prone to developing a TMJ disorder. However, there are some common signs and multiple treatment options to help patients identify and treat the source of their pain. Learn more below:
Symptoms of TMJ
Common symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
- Grinding or clenching teeth
- Chronic migraines or headaches
- Limited jaw mobility
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Jaw clicking or popping
If you have noticed any of these signs, you may have a TMJ disorder. You can call Bella Smiles today at (516) 217-6668 to request an appointment with one of our dentists.
Dr. Diana Pop and the professional dental team at Bella Smiles Roslyn make it their mission to provide comfortable and comprehensive care to their patients. Before treatment, Dr. Pop will assess your teeth and gums and review your budget and goals to ensure that you receive treatment that best aligns with your specific needs.
A custom mouthguard or splint is often a conservative first step, used early in treatment and not needed as a long-term solution. A dental split can be helpful to help identify a comfortable and stable bite position. It is often a treatment for teeth clenching and grinding which often accompany TMJ disorders.
For patients with tooth damage, restorative dental treatments may be necessary to repair teeth and restore a comfortable bite. Restorative dental treatments allow the jaw to open and close in its proper position and eliminates stress on the jaw joints. These treatments can include dental crowns, dental veneers or tooth bonding.
If crooked and misaligned teeth are the cause of your bite problem, Dr. Pop may recommend orthodontic treatment to help restore balance to your bite. Invisalign can be used to help patients correct bite problems. Using a series of clear aligners, Invisalign gradually shifts teeth into a straighter position. Dr. Pop is an Invisalign provider in Roslyn, NY.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Call Bella Smiles Roslyn for comprehensive treatment today at (516) 217-6668. You can also request an appointment with our professional team online here. Dr. Pop and her staff will make sure that treatment runs smoothly every step of the way.