TMJ Therapy/Headache Prevention
If you suffer with headaches, popping or clicking in your jaw joints, pain in your head, neck, face, or shoulders, or if you grind your teeth while you sleep, TMJ disorder may be to blame. When the joints that hold your jaw in place become misaligned, nerves and muscles are irritated, which can result in a host of nagging symptoms.
Temporomandibular joint disorder – more commonly known as TMJ or TMD – is a condition that affects the area where the jawbone attaches to the skull. With TMJ, common jaw motions like chewing and speaking can be painful experiences. In severe cases, the disorder can also cause headaches, ear aches, and discomfort in other areas of your body like your neck and shoulders. At our dental office, we provide a variety of treatments designed to reduce the symptoms of TMJ disorder. By detecting the specific cause of your TMJ, Dr. Wei can utilize the ideal technique to most effectively alleviate your TMJ symptoms.
Cartilage recession, the presence of arthritis, excessive grinding or clenching, jaw misalignment, and a variety of other issues can be the root cause of TMJ disorder. The occurrence of one or more of these issues can result in a number of different symptoms. Common symptoms of TMJ include:
- Painful jaw movement
- Popping or clicking in the jaw joints
- Trouble opening and closing the mouth
- Chronic headaches or ear aches
- Face, neck, and shoulder pain
- Numbness in the arms and/or fingers
Dr. Wei offers non-surgical TMJ therapy by way of a custom oral appliance. If you could find relief without surgery, would you? You have nothing to lose and comfortable living to gain. TMJ therapy has helped countless patients find relief.
Call to schedule your consultation with restorative and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Wei. Many of our patients live and work in Midtown Manhattan, while others come from Astoria, Weehawken, and Long Island City.