The temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ, is a joint that connects the skull to the lower jaw. Tendons support this joint and feature a specialized disk between the two bones, acting like a hinge. The TMJ can sometimes become compromised for various reasons, such as injury, stress, arthritis, bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching), dislocation, and improper bite. TMJ disorder can cause you to experience an intense level of pain and discomfort. Thankfully at Modern Dental Studio, Dr . Tripthi Shetty can relieve your TMJ pain with the latest treatments.
TMJs are highly intricate joints within the body, supported by numerous muscles, that enable the movement of the mandible in different directions. In proper alignment, these joints work together seamlessly with associated muscles, ligaments, and bone structures, allowing for smooth actions like chewing, talking, yawning, and swallowing. However, this joint system’s misalignment or lack of synchronization can lead to numerous complications.
TMJ disorder encompasses a range of conditions affecting the muscles of the jaw, the temporomandibular joints, and the associated nerves that can cause persistent facial, neck, and head pain.
TMJ disorder can present in many different ways. Some common symptoms include:
Treating TMJ disorder can involve a combination of therapeutic strategies and treatments such as lifestyle modification, injections, bite correction, and surgery,
If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ, it’s a good idea to seek advice from a knowledgeable dentist, even if the symptoms often resolve independently. They can guide you on the quickest, safest, and most effective way to treat TMJ disorder. Please call Modern Dental Studio at (732) 432-0123 to schedule your consultation with our dentists. You can also visit us at 577 Cranbury Road, Suite C-1, East Brunswick, New Jersey.
If you are seeking a dentist who is trained and certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), then consider working with Dr. Tripthi Shetty and her team at Modern Dental Studio of East Brunswick, New Jersey. She can evaluate you for conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and provide reliable solutions. In addition, she is SMART certified and has completed the education required by the IAOMT, ensuring the safe removal and replacement of silver amalgam fillings in the smile.