TMJ Treatment In Scottsdale, AZ

Do you suffer from migraines, frequent headaches, jaw pain, or an aching pain in your face? These are all symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD. This condition can make chewing, talking, and other daily activities painful and difficult.

At A Reason To Smile, we have a variety of treatment options at our Scottsdale, AZ dentist office available for our patients who suffer from TMJ. Dr. Samandari provides a complete evaluation the jaw and mouth to determine the best treatment options for each individual patient. You don’t need to keep suffering with headaches and jaw pain!

What Is TMJ?

Man feels jaw pain which is a symptom of TMJ.TMJ is a common abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint, which is the joint connecting your lower jawbone to the base of your skull. There are a series of complex muscles, joint pads and tendons that help move and protect this joint while it is in motion.

Because this joint is one of the most frequently used joints in the human body, when it becomes inflamed, it can be extremely painful. Problems and pain associated with the it are often referred to as simply “TMJ” or “TMJ Disorder”.

TMJ symptoms vary, but generally can include:

  • Headaches
  • Pain and tenderness around your jaw, ears, cheeks and neck
  • Migraines
  • Stiffness in the jaw
  • Earaches
  • Painful chewing
  • Pain when you yawn
  • Locking jaws
  • Uncontrolled change of facial expression
  • Changes in how the upper and lower teeth fit together

What Causes TMJ?

Many things can contribute to the development of TMJ. Stress can be a factor, as well as anything that can cause tension in the jaw and surrounding muscle groups.

A few common causes can be:

  • Grinding teeth or clenching your jaw (also referred to as bruxism)
  • Injury to the neck or jaw from a trauma such as an auto accident
  • Improper bite alignment
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Dislocation or erosion of the joint

How Can TMJ Treatment Help?

Mouth guards can help reduce the pain that comes from overusing the jaw muscles. They can also give your teeth and jaw a break from clenching and grinding while you sleep.

Customized mouthguards can often offer sufferers these benefits:

  • Reduced shoulder and neck pain
  • Minimized lockjaw symptoms
  • Reduced jaw discomfort when talking, chewing or yawning
  • Removal of headaches caused by bruxism
  • Reduction in jaw tension

Schedule Your TMJ Treatment Consultation With A Reason To Smile Today!

If you’re suffering from the symptoms of TMJ, give our local Scottsdale dentist office a call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about TMJ treatment or any of our other dental services.

We make sure you get the high quality dental care you need by offering a variety of sedation dentistry options at our Scottsdale, AZ dentist office.

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