Address Jaw Discomfort with TMJ Treatment in Jupiter at Premier Dentistry
TMJ disorder is a condition that causes pain in the temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge that allows you to open and close your mouth. This joint connects your jaw to your skull and it suffers damage if a person frequently grinds their teeth or clenches their jaw. Many people clench their jaw in their sleep and aren’t aware they have such a damaging habit. This condition leads to headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, clicking when you open or close your mouth, and arthritis.
Dr. Casel has seen many patients suffer from TMD (temporomandibular disorder) and is dedicated to providing effective TMJ treatment in Jupiter. Our team at Premier Dentistry helps you better understand TMD and how to benefit from treatment.
TMD is commonly caused by stress, though it’s also related to bad habits. Sudden injury or whiplash also contribute to TMD development. Many patients are unaware they suffer from TMD until symptoms show. Aside from pain in the head and neck area, patients experience facial swelling, gum tenderness, tooth sensitivity around the back molars, and frequent or persistent migraines.
If you notice you have one or more of these symptoms, mention it to Dr. Casel at your next appointment. He may recommend exploring treatment options. If you do have TMD, call our office to learn more about TMJ treatment in Jupiter.
Diagnosing TMD is difficult, though it may be more apparent in some cases. We’ll recommend taking x-rays for a better understanding of your jaw bone health. Depending on which symptoms you exhibit, we’ll use different methods to diagnose your condition. Some medical conditions mimic the symptoms, so we’ll need to rule out those options first. Sinus infections, colds, gum disease, and tooth decay all exhibit similar symptoms to TMD.
The first step to our Jupiter TMJ treatment is a conversation about your health history and a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Any signs of an improper bite or malocclusion give us more information about your jaw health. In some more severe cases, an MRI or CT scan is recommended, but that’s not common.
TMD is damaging to your oral health and lead to more serious dental issues in the future if left untreated. Protect your healthy smile by being proactive with your dental care. If you think you’ll benefit from our treatment, call Premier Dentistry today to inquire about further information. Our team will schedule a consultation with you so we can better understand your symptoms and determine the source of your discomfort.
Call our Jupiter office at (561) 747-7111 or fill out a contact form directly on our site and a member of our staff will reach out to you at your convenience.