The expert dentist atThe Modern Dentist can diagnose and treat patients who show symptoms for TMJ Disorder, which describes pain and discomfort in the temporal-mandibular joint. Problems with this joint may be caused by misalignment of the teeth, oral trauma or excess muscle tension.
If left untreated, problems in this area can cause headaches, earaches, trouble or soreness when opening or closing your mouth, clicking or popping of the jaw, pain in the jaw muscles or soreness in the jaw area, sometimes extending to the face.
Dental treatments for TMJ can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting your bite, or filling gaps between teeth. As with many specialty dental procedures, there is no solution that is right for all patients. Our knowledgeable and professional staff can help you determine which option is best for your specific situation. In some cases, a plastic mouthpiece may be used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.