Do I Have TMJ Disorder?
TMJ disorder, or TMD, affects around 10 million Americans. TMD occurs when your temporomandibular joint, or your TMJ, becomes inflamed or misaligned. The structures around the joint, including the muscles of the jaw, neck, and face, the nearby blood vessels and nerves, and the teeth and gums may all become stressed. Potential causes of
TMJ disorder include:
- Trauma to teeth or jaw
- Teeth grinding
- Consistent stress
- Arthritis or other inflammatory disorders
- Dislocations or fractures
- Bad bite
- Poor posture
The symptoms of TMJ disorder are uncomfortable and can take a lot of time and enjoyment out of your daily life. You may be suffering from TMD if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Discomfort while chewing or biting
- Aching pain in the muscles of the face
- Pain in jaw area
- Pain in shoulders and neck
- Popping or locking of jaw
You can find relief from the symptoms of TMJ disorder with The Hollywood Park Dentist.
Find Comfort in TMJ Therapy
Dr. Feller’s goal is to alleviate jaw pain and to improve an incorrect bite. He will administer a physical examination and utilize advanced technology to diagnose your TMD. Once he has administered these telling tests, he will know the best way to treat the disorder and your symptoms.
Dr. Feller and his staff can provide you TMJ therapy in the form of various jaw exercises and treatments. They can provide you with prescription medication to temporarily give you relief from the pain of TMD. They will teach you how to improve the disorder in your own home by recommending exercises and rituals that you can do on your own time. You can discuss with them more about your other options, including splints, ultrasound, and surgery.
We want you to feel relief from the pains of TMD. Give us a call today to get started with a TMJ analysis and TMJ therapy.