TMJ Disorder and Your Teeth

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If you experience headaches regularly, or frequently have a sore jaw, what should you do? While visiting your doctor may seem like an obvious solution, would you be surprised to learn that our team may be able to help as well? You see, consistent jaw pain could be a symptom of TMJ disorder.

Untreated TMJ disorder can lead to a number of serious issues. Aside from headaches and pain in your jaw, you could hear a grinding or clicking noise when you open your mouth. In addition, because of TMJ disorder, you could also suffer from bruxism, ear popping, ear infections, or even struggle to open or close your jaw completely. If you notice any of these symptoms, we recommend contacting our team as soon as possible.

There are a number of treatment options you should consider. For example, did you know that you can sometimes treat TMJ disorder with a mouthguard or with a different oral appliance? Each of these options is designed to fit your mouth and to help you overcome TMJ disorder. For example, our team could create a custom mouthguard designed to help you avoid TMJ disorder. However, if your TMJ disease is severe, you may need to consider other options, such a surgery.

Do you have more questions about TMJ disorder? Are you worried that you might have TMJ disorder? Were you simply hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kirti Tewari? If so, we invite you to contact Kirti Tewari Dental PC at 718-547-7570. We’re excited to hear from you soon.