TMJ Symptoms - Neuromuscular Dentistry

Westchester County Dentist - Mohegan Lake, Peekskill, Yorktown, NY

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is any disorder that affects the proper functioning and alignment of your jaw. While the exact cause of TMJ is unclear, there is some evidence linking the disorder to teeth grinding, stress, jaw trauma, or diseases such as osteoporosis or arthritis. No matter the cause, the Yorktown, New York dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake can help you recognize the symptoms, and find the correct treatment for TMJ.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

There can be a number of symptoms brought about by TMJ including:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and backaches
  • Clicking or popping in the jaw
  • Tinnitus
  • Broken or unevenly worn down teeth
  • Vertigo
  • Ear ringing
  • Insomnia
  • Collapse of facial structure

Left untreated, TMJ can also lead to things such as postural problems as the slope of your jaw tugs on adjacent muscles in your back and neck, and brings your entire body out of alignment.

Treating TMJ

At out comfortable Westchester County dental office, neuromuscular dentists Dr. Sepiashvili and Dr. Wanda Mejia treat TMJ by first establishing your correct bite. Using a state-of-the-art TENS unit, one of our dentists will relax the muscles in your jaw to determine proper bite and alignment. Based on the extent of your TMJ, they may recommend various restorative or cosmetic dental procedures, or orthotics such as a mouthguard to be worn while you sleep. Your treatment will be customized to meet your unique needs and to provide maximum comfort and correction, eliminating your symptoms, and restoring your jaw to its proper alignment.

If you live in the areas of Westchester County, Peekskill, or Yorktown, New York and are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ, please contact the neuromuscular dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule a TMJ evaluation today.