If you suffer from jaw pain, you may have TMJ. Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a condition that is often caused by tooth or jaw damage, malocclusion (an uneven bite), or stress. The temporomandibular joints that connect the jawbone to the skull may become painful due to these problems. Dr. Pamela Doray is a Philadelphia, PA dentist that can treat TMJ and the accompanying symptoms. She will diagnose patients and keep risk factors like misaligned and crooked teeth in mind during diagnosis. Learn more about TMJ below:
Common Symptoms of TMJ
Look out for these common signs of TMJ disorders:
- Shoulder, neck, and facial pain
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
- Wear and tear to teeth
- Chronic earaches
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call (215) 395-6076. Dr. Doray and her professional team are dedicated to creating a warm and friendly environment for patients of all ages.
Before treatment, Dr. Doray will complete an assessment of the teeth and gums. She will also take each patient’s goals and budget into account before recommending treatment. Dr. Doray and her team offer multiple solutions for TMJ, including:
Mouthguards: A mouthguard effectively prevents teeth clenching and grinding during sleep. This solution can prevent further wear and tear to teeth while allowing the jaw muscles to rest.
Restorative Dentistry: Patients with uneven or damaged teeth may need a dental crown or tooth bonding treatment. This corrects the bite and can prevent problems with the jaw and facial pain.
Orthodontics: Realign crooked or misaligned teeth with options like Invisalign. Made of clear aligners, Invisalign is a system that gradually straightens teeth over time. Realigning teeth can also prevent bruxism caused by a crooked bite.
Call Our Philadelphia, PA Dental Office
Treat TMJ in Dr. Doray’s office. Call (215) 395-6076 or schedule an appointment online. If you have any remaining questions about TMJ, feel free to ask a member of our staff. They will be happy to assist you.