TMJ Pain is commonly confused with migraines and headaches. You may be suffering from a TMJ problem and don't know about it
MY JAW HURTS!
CAN’T OPEN MY MOUTH!
I HAVE DIFFICULTIES CLOSING MY MOUTH!
WHEN I OPEN MY MOUTH IT DEVIATES TO ONE SIDE!
MY JAW MAKES NOISES WHEN I OPEN IT OR CLOSE IT!
Jaw pain, deviations, or difficulties on jaw movement might be a sign that one is suffering from Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) or commonly known as TMJ Pain (temporomandibular joint).
Reasons one might be suffering from TMJ Pain
There are many reasons one might be suffering from TMJ Pain but one of the more common is trauma. This trauma can be macro trauma, like the one caused by a car accident, fall, etc. or microtrauma, as a result, form bad oral habits, “bad bite” (malocclusion), loss of posterior teeth (posterior bite collapse), improperly done oral reconstruction or orthodontic treatment.
If left untreated, TMJ Pain, in some cases, could develop into a complicated debilitating condition.
The following is a general set of questions, guidelines, or self-evaluations you can use to determine if a professional TMD – TMJ evaluation is needed.
It’s suggested that this set of questions, guidelines, or self-test be the only criteria used to seek professional help. If in doubt, SEEK HELP!
TMJ Treatment and Evaluation
If you suspect that you are suffering from TMJ Pain seek professional help as soon as possible. The dental specialist that is best suited to provide a full evaluation of your “bite”, mandibular movements and oral reconstruction is a Prosthodontist.
Furthermore, some Prosthodontists have undergone additional post-doctoral training in non–surgical treatment of TMD – TMJ.
For a comprehensive TMJ Treatment and evaluation schedule an appointment. Our team is proud to have Dr. Delgado with us, the only Prosthodontist trained in TMD management in Georgia, a true TMJ doctor!
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