The temporomandibular joint is one of the most complex joints in your body, and is responsible for the movement of your jaw. Like all joints, the TMJ is subject to inflammation and other chronic problems, however, with the care of our TMJ dentist 10019, you can enjoy a life free of TMJ disorder. At the office of Dental Life, we provide individualized, state-of-the-art treatment to alleviate the symptoms of temporomandibular joint pain, improving your oral and overall health, as well as your sense of wellbeing.
Located on either side of your head, directly below your ears, is the complex system of muscles and joints that make it possible for you swallow, speak, yawn and chew. If you notice a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your mouth, or if you find it difficult or painful to move your jaw, be sure to discuss your symptoms with our dentist. To diagnose TMJ disorder, we will perform a comprehensive examination, review your medical and dental history and utilize advanced diagnostic imaging, as needed. A TMJ disorder may be attributed to a number of causes, including injury, arthritis or bruxism. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, places excess pressure on the TMJ, causing TMJ disorder or exacerbating the condition. To alleviate bruxism, our TMJ dentist 10019 can provide a customized nightguard, which fits like a retainer, keeping your teeth slightly separated while you sleep. The night guard helps prevent destructive bite habits like clenching and grinding, stopping further inflammation and breakdown of the TMJ. Our night guards fit comfortably and precisely, and are portable and easy to clean.
At Dental Life, we provide personalized solutions for all your oral healthcare needs. Our TMJ dentist 10019 is committed to providing you with relief from TMJ disorder. To find out if you could benefit from a nightguard or to schedule an appointment, call today.
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