Temporomandibular joint disorder is a complex condition that involves the jaw. However, since many other conditions mimic TMJ pain, it is important to have it professionally diagnosed and treated by an orthodontist with experience in dealing with musculoskeletal disorders.
The TMJ joints enable oral function, making it the most used joint in the body. TMJ disorder can cause symptoms that range from mild to debilitating. Although the exact cause of TMD is unknown, temporomandibular disorder may stem from:
- Uneven biting surfaces
- Mouth or facial injury
- Alcohol use
- Sleep apnea
- Teeth grinding or jaw clenching
TMJ disorder causes both flare ups and chronic pain that can drastically affect your daily quality of life. It is important to follow a treatment plan that can minimize the pain.
Dr. Arung and Associates at Limelight Dental have undergone extensive training and many years of experience. The team frequently undergoes additional education when new TMJ treatment techniques or products become available to ensure that they can offer you the best possible care and pain management.
Limelight Dental understands the disruptive nature of TMJ / TMD and the discomfort associated with the condition, which is why we offer the following treatment options, tailored to your unique needs:
Occlusal Adjustment – A simple orthodontic treatment to correct uneven chewing surfaces.
Orthodontics – Bite and tooth correction to improve comfort and jaw function.
Mandibular Repositioning Splints – Repositioning the lower jaw to correct TMD that stems from obstructive sleep apnea.
Occlusal Splint Therapy – Custommade night mouthguards to minimize teeth grinding and to keep the jaw in a neutral position.
In addition to these treatments, we will prescribe daily jaw stretching and exercises to improve the strength of the supporting joints, and palliative care to help manage symptoms.
Schedule your appointment with Limelight Dental today to find the solution to your TMJ disorder.