Experiencing tension and pain in the lower jaw? Getting constant headaches?
You may not think about your jaw joints that connect your jaw bone to your skull often, but they are constantly in use. Each time you eat your favorite food, talk, laugh, or even swallow, you use your temporomandibular joints (TMJ).
Tension, pain, and headaches are only a few symptoms of a disorder in the temporomandibular joints or TMJ. We recommend Green Bay area patients to visit Dr. Yenchesky at Fox View Dental to receive treatment. We understand how painful and stressful this condition often is, so we prioritize patient comfort and health at all times.
What Is TMJ?
These are small joints that connect your lower jaw to the skull. The disorder occurs when these small joints or jaw muscles are misaligned over time, resulting in pain and tension in the jaw.
What Causes TMJ Disorder?
Various factors result 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 your 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 adjust your jaw position correctly.
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.
Do you have TMJ disorder? Call Dr. Yenchesky in the Green Bay area today!