Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is your jaw joint, one of your body's most complex joints. Your jaw joint can move in multiple directions, including up and down and side to side.
Common Symptoms of TMJ
When this joint is not functioning correctly, it causes a painful disorder known as temporomandibular disorder or TMD. Symptoms of TMD may include one or more of the following:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Frequent headaches, including migraines
- Tenderness during eating and chewing
- Popping or clicking of the joint
- The jaw locking open or closed
Some people find TMD very debilitating because it can greatly diminish their quality of life.
TMJ Treatments in Randolph
Dr. Kaplan has experience in helping patients with TMJ treatment. He will evaluate your situation to determine the root cause of your jaw discomfort, which helps him recommend the best course of action. Treatment for TMD may include:
- Wearing a customized oral appliance at night while you sleep
- Physical therapy
- Stress management and relaxation therapy
- BOTOX® injections
- Orthodontic treatment
Clenching and grinding (bruxism) are often the cause of TMD. Wearing a custom night guard while you sleep can eliminate clenching and grinding and is often a simple solution for bruxism treatment.
Call Randolph Dental Associates
If you think you may be living with TMJ problems in Randolph, NJ, don't wait to call Randolph Dental Associates today for some relief.