Do you suffer from frequent discomfort in your jaw? Maybe even this pain is accompanied with headaches? Well then you have come to the right place, because you may be suffering from TMJ disorder. If you are interested in learning more about this condition, please read below or contact our office at 480-830-8946 today. You can talk with our team and get answers to your questions. You can also schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Stapley, for TMJ treatment in Mesa, Arizona. We would love to hear from you!
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, connects your lower jaw to the skull. Often, TMJ is used to refer to a disorder of the joint and is also known as TMD. This disorder occurs due to stress, injury or misalignment and can result in various symptoms, such as:
- Sounds and discomfort when opening and closing your mouth
- Inability to open mouth wide
- Stiff, locked or stuck jaw
- Chewing and biting pain
- Neck, shoulder and ear pain
- Back teeth not touching on one or both sides
Our general dentists will determine the cause and symptoms of your TMJ disorder and will make a treatment plan to best treat it. Treatment can include relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, certain dental treatments, mouth guards or night guards and jaw surgery. If you would like to learn more about TMJ disorder treatment, please contact us today!