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Reasons For Treating TMJ

Published on March 3rd, 2017

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a condition that is characterized by severe headaches, grinding teeth, jaw pain, and intermittent ringing ears. TMJ is common, in fact estimates suggest that 10 million Americans are affected. TMJ is also seen more in women than in men according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Symptoms of TMJ can greatly interfere with an individual’s day to day activities. The majority of those who suffer from TMJ are unaware that the problems they are facing can be resolved by a dentist through TMJ Treatment in Lincoln Park.

Why Treat TMJ?

Those who live with TMJ often report that their symptoms worsen over time. They will experience more intense outbreaks which can result in neck pain and dizziness. The most common cause of TMJ is the misalignment of teeth. A professional who provides TMJ treatment in Lincoln Park will be able to realign or adjust the teeth without the need for painful surgery. Teeth grinding is very common as well and usually occurs at night. Grinding your teeth will eventually erode the structure of your teeth and lead to severe dental problems. When TMJ goes untreated, severe underlying factors such as eroded jawbones and loose teeth, making it very important to visit your dentist.

TMJ Treatment Lincoln Park

Your dentist will give a thorough examination of your jaw area, take your bite, take x-rays, and review your history. Once your dentist reaches a diagnosis, there are many different types of treatment. To cease teeth grinding during the night, a molded guard could be created. Relaxation techniques could be provided to reduce levels of stress. Your dentist may also prescribe you with muscle relaxants.

If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ please contact the Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park to schedule an appointment. Our team will be able to give you a complete exam to determine what TMJ Treatment options in will be best for you.

Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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