How do You Treat TMJ Pain?

Dentist Serving Buffalo, Lancaster, Orchard Park, New York

How do you treat TMJ pain? The joint that connects your lower jaw to your head is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. This joint and the muscles around it allow you to open your mouth and chew. If you put your finger in your ear and open your mouth, you can feel the top of the jaw rotating around the joint. Of course, you may want to do that when no one else is around. It’s an amazing mechanism, but when there’s a problem you can have unexplained pain in your back, neck, jaw, even migraines. These problems can be caused by several things, including a congenital issue, bruxism, or a poor or misaligned bite. If you are experiencing these types of TMJ symptoms, I’d like you to know that we have special training in this area and have been diagnosing and treating these problems for over 25 years. Come see us. We can help.