Montgomery County TMJ/TMD Dentist
TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is a medical problem that can cause significant issues with your jaw joint. Problems with this particular joint can lead to muscle pain, clicking/popping, lockjaw, headaches, and even facial numbness. You local Jenkintown dentist can treat many problems with TMJ; however depending on your case an evaluation from your physician may be necessary.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Once you have been evaluated for TMJ disorder, we can start a treatment plan for you. Because TMJ disorder can be painful the goal is to decrease and eliminate the pain as soon as possible. This can be done with anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxant, or steroids. There are also things that you can do at home to relieve some of the pain such as:
- Eating soft foods
- Using a combination of ice and heat
- Jaw exercises
If you grind your teeth at night it is important to use a night guard. It helps keep you from grinding or clenching your teeth when you sleep essentially relaxing your muscles and reducing pain. There are also other solutions to treating TMj disorder including:
- Bite adjustment (equilibration)
- Jaw reconstruction
- Joint reconstruction (for severe cases)
Our experienced dentists at Jenkintown Dental Medicine always have your best interests in mind and will never give you advise we wouldn’t give to our own family. It is important to recognize that each case is different and in order to get the best advice you should call you local Jenkintown TMJ dentist.
At Jenkintown Dental Medicine, Our Passion Is Your Smile
Everyone knows that having a great smile not only boosts your confidence, but also is a sign of good overall health. Catherine West D.M.D., Brian Wilk D.M.D., and our team of cosmetic dentists in Jenkintown are committed to providing you with the healthy, beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. We take pride in offering the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry including dental implants to brighten, enhance, repair and straighten your teeth. We also provide the following dental services: Invisalign clear braces, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, dental implants, fillings/restorations, dentures, bridges, dental crowns, tooth extractions, root canals, bonding porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, and teeth whitening. Proudly serving Jenkintown PA, Abington PA, Elkins Park PA, Cheltenham PA, Glenside PA, Willow Grove PA, Wyncote and surrounding areas.