TMJ disorder (also commonly referred to as TMD) develops when disproportionate amounts of stress are applied to the jaw joints. These are the joints responsible not just for connecting the mandible (or jaw) to the skull, but allowing complex motions of the jaw when speaking, yawning, chewing, and performing countless other tasks. When TMJ therapy in Stuart is not performed when it’s needed, it can lead to many other complications, some of which can even become permanent. Read over just a few of them and get in touch with a dentist today if you have chronic jaw pain!
In some cases, people don’t even realize they have TMJ disorder until a dentist tells them about it. However, there are a handful of symptoms you can be on the lookout for. If one or more of these issues comes up, you should get in touch with a dentist right away. They include:
While chronic pain is certainly one of the most common and obvious side effects of long-term TMJ disorder, it’s far from the only complication that can arise. Many patients exhibit the following problems when their jaw continues to be overworked:
With the help of a dentist, you can not only ease your symptoms, but ensure that complications don’t develop and make your life even more difficult. One of the most common solutions dentists provide are oral appliances. These devices are meant to be non-invasive and long-lasting, so you can expect your chronic pain or other issues to be kept under control. For many, results appear within just a few days of use!
Custom-made oral appliances can change your life when designed by the right dentist, especially when they are used to manage TMJ disorders. Call one today and do your long-term oral and overall health a favor!
Dr. Crary and Dr. Bacha are fully dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans to patients that fit their specific needs. This just as much applies to TMJ therapy as it does any other dental service they offer. Additionally, Dr. Crary’s auxiliary dental training includes the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. She’s also earned Fellowship status from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. To schedule an appointment, you can contact Dr. Crary or Dr. Bacha through their website.
We look forward to meeting you. Call (772) 463-4026 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.