Find out the reason why you may be dealing with TMJ-related jaw pain.

Jaw pain and stiffness can be annoying. If you’ve been diagnosed with TMJ then you are no stranger to pain and discomfort. But how did TMJ happen to you and how can our New City, NJ dentists Dr. Marlen Martirossian, Dr. Raymond Selvaggi and Dr. Marissa Sala TMJhelp you?

What is TMJ disorder?

You might not know the temporomandibular joint by name but you certainly know it by its ability to help you speak and chew. This important joint is found on both sides of the head and it connects the jaw to the skull. TMJ disorders cause pain and stiffness in the jaw joint. For some, the pain can be so severe that it affects their daily lives.

What are the symptoms of TMJ?

Some of the most common signs that you are dealing with TMJ include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Jaw stiffness
  • A popping or clicking sound when moving your jaw
  • Persistent headaches
  • Problems chewing
  • An uneven bite
  • Neck and shoulder pain

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms the first thing you will want to do is schedule an appointment with your family dentists in New City, NJ for a proper diagnosis. We offer a variety of treatment options to help alleviate your symptoms and help you lead a pain-free life.

What is causing my TMJ disorder?

It can be challenging to pinpoint the exact cause of TMJ. In fact in many cases the cause is unknown, but dental experts believe that jaw misalignment is often the reason TMJ disorders occur. A misaligned jaw could be the result of poor dental work, worn teeth (due to teeth grinding), arthritis or other degenerative joint disorders, or dental trauma.

If you are dealing with persistent pain or other jaw issues then it’s time to see your general dentists in New City for a more effective treatment plan. Schedule an appointment with New City Family Dental and reap the benefits of being pain-free.