Think You May Have Temporomandibular Disorders?
Dr. Adarsh Advanced Dental Care offers TMJ treatments for patients experiencing pain, swelling, and/or tiredness of the face due to problems with the temporomandibular joint. These joints are in front of each ear, connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. If you have problems moving these joints – such as pain, clicking, or locking – you may have a TMD (temporomandibular disorder), which can affect your ability to speak, chew, and even yawn.
At times for TMJ symptoms, you may need more advanced temporomandibular joint treatments. We are here to help. From special night guards to customized dental treatment – such as crowns, bridges, or braces – we offer a variety of TMJ dental treatment options to help relieve your symptoms and treat the underlying problem. Schedule an appointment for TMJ treatment today.
Dr. Upasana Lingaiah
Dr. Upasana Lingaiah | TMJ Specialty Dentist
Specialized care through precision, artistry, and experience
The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of the head, your TMJ work together when you chew, speak or swallow and include muscles and ligaments as well as the jaw bone. They also control the lower jaw (mandible) as it moves forward, backward, and side to side.
Each TMJ has a disc between the ball and socket. The disc cushions the load while enabling the jaw to open widely and rotate or glide. Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones from working properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder.
Possible TMJ Causes
- Arthritis - Dislocation - Injury - Tooth and jaw alignment - Stress and teeth grinding
Diagnosis is an important step before treatment. Part of the dental examination includes checking the joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping, or difficulty moving. Depending on the diagnosis, the dentist or physician may refer you to a TMJ Specialised Dentist.
TMJ Specialised Dentist will help you understand the wide range of options you may have to address your TMJ pain. oral appliance therapy techniques can also help your jaw rest in a corrected position, which will help naturally reduce pain and improve function.
Comprehensive management of your TMJ (Temporomandibular Jaw) Problems
Your treatment will depend on your individual body’s needs. One of the benefits of seeking care from an experienced TMJ doctor is that you can utilize their experience and knowledge to your advantage. While some symptoms of TMD, such as orofacial pain, seem self-explanatory, there are other symptoms you may not immediately recognize as indicative of a TMJ problem. For example, some patients will experience ringing in their ears, anxiety, insomnia, or chronic headaches. While these symptoms may seem disparate at first, they may be connected by the tension of the TMJ and surrounding muscles and tissue. Some patients may even experience tooth sensitivity, dizziness, and difficulty chewing or swallowing their food. If you find yourself experiencing these types of symptoms with no obvious cause, a consultation with a TMJ doctor can identify the extent of your condition, so you can move forward with a more effective treatment plan. We offer examinations that can evaluate the mobility and overall function of your jaw, so you and your doctor can discuss the Top treatment options available.