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Temporomandibular joint pain or dysfunction includes a wide range of disorders that may often overlap. In general, they include:
The wide range of disorders makes TMJ problems challenging to diagnose and treat. The good news is a reliable and trained dental team can help with accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
There are several treatments for TMJ problems, but they are successful only if the diagnosis is correct. For example, treating a muscular problem with surgery may not alleviate the problem, and pain may persist. In most cases, your dentist or doctor may suggest conservative treatment, to begin with.
Most TMJ problems show improvement over time; however, in certain cases, your dentist may recommend surgery or injections to reduce pain. Most people can try simple homecare remedies to alleviate pain. Most symptoms disappear on their own. But it’s a good idea to consult The Dental Co. of Leesburg or a proper evaluation and diagnosis. He or she will then suggest suitable onward treatment.
You should consider seeking professional treatment for TMJ if you notice the following symptoms:
TMJ problems may also be accompanied by headache, toothaches, dizziness, earaches, and ringing in the ears.
Our experienced dentists will check your jaw and facial muscles carefully for grating and popping and ease of movement. He or she will also check to see if your jaw is locking and if your bite is correct.
Contact The Dental Co. of Leesburg for modern, reliable dental and oral care solutions.