Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is the name given to any problem that results in a misalignment of the jaw. Because major nerves and sensitive muscle groupings can be found in and around your jaw, any misalignment can result in serious and chronic jaw pain.
TMJ may result in clicking and popping in the jaw, grinding noises when opening and shutting the jaw, or limited jaw movements. If you experience any of the issues, Peekskill neuromuscular dentist Dr. George Sepiashvili can examine your jaw joint to detect TMJ and help you find the best treatment option.
If you are suffering from TMJ in or around Peekskill, New York, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake or call (914) 526-2144 to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation today.
Other TMJ Symptoms
Many TMJ symptoms occur in the jaw, but others may seem to be completely unrelated to your temporomandibular joint. These symptoms may include:
- Chronic headaches
- Facial and neck pain
- Shoulder and backaches
- Nasal congestion
- Ear ringing or pain
- Pressure behind the eyes
Unlike symptoms occurring in the jaw, these issues do not always seem to indicate TMJ. The only way to determine if your symptoms are caused by TMJ is through a neuromuscular evaluation. If TMJ is the culprit, Dr. Sepiashvili can customize a treatment option that eliminates the symptoms by restoring ideal alignment to your jaw.
For more information on treating TMJ in Peekskill, please contact our experienced Westchester County neuromuscular dentists at 970-526-2144 today.