Tempero-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction, usually called TMJ Dysfunction, TMJ or TMD, is one of the most common dental issues that many people do not realize they suffer from. If a person believes they may be suffering from TMJ, they should visit a dental practice with TMJ specialists at their earliest convenience. Dr. Lawrence Falender and his team can treat a wide variety of dental issues, including TMJ.
TMJ is a blanket term for several dysfunctions which affect the jaw muscles and the joints which connect the lower jaw to the skull. Problems within these joints and muscles can be easily mistaken for medical conditions originating in other areas of the head and neck, which is why many people do not realize they even have TMJ. In fact, estimates are that between 20-30% of the population suffers from TMJ to some degree.
Common Symptoms of TMJ include:
- Headaches, often severe, which can mimic other headache types such as stress headaches or migraines.
- Pain in the muscles of the jaw, neck, or upper back.
- A difficulty biting, or a feeling teeth are not aligning correctly when the mouth is closed.
- Hearing loss.
Without treatment of the underlying cause, symptoms will often progress over time, becoming more debilitating. Proper treatment means focusing on the jaw joint factors related to the pain, restoring proper function, and improving overall health.
Talk To A Dentist In Indianapolis
If you think you might have TMD or another oral health issue, make an appointment at Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center. Our team is experienced in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders, and we’ll work with you to develop the most suitable treatment plan.
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Falender contact our Indianapolis, IN, dental office today by calling (317) 790-2555. Our office at 1320 N. Post Rd Indianapolis, IN 46219 patients in and around Indianapolis, IN, including Fishers, Lawrence, Greenfield, and the surrounding Southern Indianapolis communities.
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