TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint. TMD refers to temporomandibular joint dysfunction. These terms are often used interchangeably, and sometimes even TMJD gets thrown in the mix! Whatever you want to call it, it’s a pain in the neck—and the jaw, and the head, and the teeth! Many factors may contribute, but we can help provide relief!
Contact your Brooklyn dentists, Drs. Lee, Yoon, or Lorenzo at Park Slope Dental Arts today to get the relief you deserve.
We’ve talked a little already about what TMJ dysfunction can feel like. The most obvious sign is chronic jaw pain that can radiate out into the teeth, face, head, neck, and even the shoulders. The foot bone is connected to the leg bone, after all! We already mentioned teeth grinding and clenching, which can lead to worn down teeth and the need for dental restoration over time.
Contact your Brooklyn dentists at Park Slope Dental Arts today to schedule an exam! The sooner you come see us, the sooner we can get you out of pain and protect your teeth.
If you’ve read this far, you might be wondering, “So, what’s the solution?” Well, ultimately it depends on precisely what’s causing your TMJ dysfunction, but oftentimes it’s a number of factors. We can give you a proper exam to help us pinpoint the nature of the problem, but the first place we usually start for treatment is a custom nightguard.
We would love to help ease your pain and protect your smile for years to come. Contact your Brooklyn TMJ dentists at Park Slope Dental Arts today!