Experiencing tension and pain in the lower jaw? Getting constant headaches? These are possible symptoms of a disorder in the temporomandibular joints or TMJ. Green Bay area patients are recommended to visit Dr. Yenchesky at Fox View Dental to receive treatment.
What is TMJ? These are small joints that connect your lower jaw to the skull. The disorder occurs when these small joints are misaligned overtime resulting in pain and tension in the jaw.
What causes TMJ disorder? There can be various factors that results in TMJ disorder such as a significant injury to the jaw, grinding and clenching the teeth, and stress. These few factors tighten your facial muscles and create tension in you jawline, which eventually results in the misalignment.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder:
- Excruciating pain
- Limited range of motion in opening the mouth
- Clicking and popping sounds in the jaw joints
- Swelling on one or both sides of the face.
- Constant migraines and headaches
TMJ Treatment with Your Green Bay WI Dentist
Your Green Bay area dentist can help: Fox View Dental offers TMJ treatment so you and your jaw can live a pain-free life. Dr. Yenchesky can provide several non-invasive options for relief including oral splints to correctly adjust your jaw position. There is also the option of using Fox View Dental’s top quality equipment such as the joint vibration analysis machine and a Tekscan to monitor and relieve the pressure in the joint muscles.
Think you have TMJ disorder? Call Dr. Yenchesky in the Green Bay area today!