Do your jaws ache while you chew, bite or move your jaw, talk or even yawn? Do you normally hear popping sounds in your ears or have sore jaw muscles and ear-aches? Then you might be sufferingfrom Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction or disorder. This type of condition can give you even consistent head-aches and neck-pain.
What is TMJ?
TMJ is located just in front of the ears on both sides of your face, where the jaw links with the skull. The joint is backed up by multiple muscles, cartilage, ligaments and an intra-joint disk that enables the joint to move and accustom to various forms of motions. Hence, the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is one of the joints that are made use throughout the day for any sort of oral movements.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ Syndrome) is a term that signifies serious or long-term swelling of the TMJ. The dysfunction can cause severe pain and damage. The practice used to treat this kind of condition is known as TMJ Therapy.
How will your Dentist treat you with TMJ Therapy in SunPrairie, WI?
Firstly, our specialist at Thousand Oaks Dentistry, in Sun Prairie, will analyze your symptoms and check your jaw. Then your dentist will feel and also listen to your jaw motions while you open and close your mouth. The frequency of motion will also get monitored. In the meantime, your dentist will also detect your pain spots. If the specialistfeels, you might be suggested for dental X-rays, CT-Scan or may be even MRI for a further analysis. TMJ arthroscopy is used at certain times for the diagnosis of a TMJ disorder. During TMJ arthroscopy, your specialist plants a tiny thin tube (cannula) into the joint gap, and a tiny camera (arthroscope) is then installed to test the spot and to aid access to the diagnosis. After figuring out your present situation, the dentist will draft a suitable treatment plan for you.
Your smile, our priority
Nowadays, with the soaring rise of modern and advanced technology and developed studies, our team of dentists at Thousand Oaks Dentistry are entirely proficient in diagnosing your problem and of course render you best treatment for your TMJ troubles.
We will ensure that you get your healthy and confident smile back! With extreme expertise in this field our specialist will address your specific requirements. And the team of experienced dentists will be there always to attend to all your needs with utmost care and diligence.