TMJ Treatment in Midtown East

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a ball-and-socket mechanism on each side of your jaw about at the level of your ear. Normally, a disc of cartilage creates a cushion between each ball and socket, allowing the jaw to move freely to chew, talk, and yawn. However, conditions can cause this delicate joint system to become painful and tense, resulting in a wide array of symptoms collectively known as TMJ disorder.

What is TMJ Disorder?

There are several types of disorders that can arise in the TMJ, although a common symptom is pain in the jaw or cheek muscles. Any issue that affects a person’s quality of life or oral health relating to the TMJ can be called a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders can be treated by a dentist in Midtown East Manhattan for people who are looking for relief from jaw pain.

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Her Manhattan Team

To learn more about TMJ Treatments in Manhattan and your treatment options, contact our office for an appointment by calling or filling out our online form. Dr. Inna Chern and her team will personally work with you to plan your best treatment options and restore the function and beauty of your smile.

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking of jaw bones
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Jaw locking
  • Ear or neck pain
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

In some cases, multiple symptoms will be present in people suffering from this condition, whereas other people may only have one. Symptoms can come and go or be chronic, meaning you experience them all the time. When they become severe or interfere with your normal quality of life, it’s time to seek treatment for TMJ disorders in New York City.

Causes of TMJ Disorders

Most of the time, TMJ disorders are difficult to diagnose. Not enough is known about the condition beyond injury or degradation of the cartilage disc separating the bones of the temporomandibular joint. There are, however, certain risk factors for TMJ disorders, including:

  • Having arthritis
  • Experiencing a jaw injury
  • Chronic grinding of the teeth
  • Having certain connective tissue diseases

In addition, other factors like genetics and frequent clenching of the jaw can be risk factors, and not everyone who has these risk factors will necessarily develop TMJ disorders.

TMJ Treatment Midtown East

At New York General Dentistry, Dr. Inna Chern can diagnose and treat TMJ disorders in a variety of ways, depending on the cause of the issue and your lifestyle preferences. Treatment options include:

  • Devices such as mouthguards or splints to help redirect your muscle and joints
  • Injections of Botox (temporary)
  • Massage and relaxation techniques
  • Changes to lifestyle, such as managing stress and avoiding certain foods

Dr. Chern is able to provide TMJ treatment near me after careful diagnosis in order to provide personalized care with the highest professional standards. To learn more about your options for relieving the pain of TMJ disorder, call our office at 212-838-0842 or contact us online today.

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