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Are you experiencing pain when using your jaws? Do you hear a cracking sound when you open or close your jaws? How about those constant headaches that have refused to go away? If you have these symptoms, you will be surprised to find out you can get relief from a dentist. These symptoms could be related to TMJ disorder (TMD) but can be resolved by TMJ dentists like Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl. So, if you are from Hamden, Connecticut, and tired of dealing with TMJ pain, please schedule an appointment with Pearl Dental Care.
To understand TMJ dysfunction, you need to know the basic anatomy of the joints in your jaws. Let’s do it practically. Place your finger on the triangular bracket in front of your ear. Once your finger is there, press firmly but not too hard while moving your jaws. The joint you feel moving is the TMJ, in full, temporomandibular joint.
The TMJ connects your lower jaw to the temporal bone. This joint helps your jaws to move sideways, up, and down when eating, chewing, yawning, or laughing. If your TMJ is functioning normally, you don’t even notice its presence. However, if this joint is inflamed, injured, or misaligned, you may experience numerous unpleasant symptoms, including:
One of the objectives of TMJ treatment is to relieve tension in your jaw joints. Our dental team uses a customized mouth guard to protect your smile from the effects of teeth grinding. A night guard takes the pressure off the TMJ, allowing it to heal naturally.
The other treatments include:
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for TMJ pain. Your dentist recommends a TMJ treatment plan depending on the cause. But whatever the treatment, we walk with you until you find total pain relief.
Ready to bid goodbye to TMJ pain? Don’t put up with jaw pain and constant headaches any longer. You deserve a pain-free life, so call (203) 285-8245 to schedule an appointment with Pearl Dental Care for TMJ disorder treatment.