Does your jaw pop or click every time you open your mouth or chew food? Are you experiencing headaches as a result? Don’t delay another day and call the professionals at All In One Benso Family Dental in Phoenix, AZ. We will go over treatment options with you and work to return you to a normal, pain-free life.
Temporomandibular disorder, commonly referred to as TMD, is caused by problems with the jaw muscle or temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This is brought on by anything from grinding teeth to arthritis. To determine exactly why you’re experiencing your symptoms, our team will run tests to find the cause and discuss your options.
Those who suffer from headaches and jaw pain are candidates for TMD. Pressure and/or pain behind your eyes is another red flag. If your jaw locks in place while you’re eating and your jaw muscles are usually sore, there’s a good chance your TMJ is in need of attention.
We may need to arrange surgical repair of the joint in your jaw if physical therapy and medications are ineffective. We will always explore conservative treatment prior to surgery. It’s possible that stimulating the nerve via electrical impulse will help alleviate your pain.
We need to arrange a consultation first to best determine the correct course of action. If you want to return to normal activities without the burden of TMD, come see us. We would be happy to assist you.
If physical therapy is deemed effective, you may find that it brings relief almost immediately. Conversely, surgical recourse may take a few months to get you back to normal, everyday living. It depends on the severity of the TMD and what treatment option is decided upon. Thankfully, we have several that we can explore together.
Let our experts at All In One Benso Family Dental in Phoenix, AZ help you. Give us a call to set up an appointment. We will do our best to ensure you get the proper treatment. Our goal is to see you live a pain-free life and enjoy normal activities once more.