South High Dental Jaw Disorders Columbus, OH

JAW DISORDERS

What are jaw disorders (TMD or TMJ disorder)?

Most problems with the jaw come from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that help you chew. We have treatments that can ease this pain and discomfort.

TMD is not just one condition, but a group of painful disorders that affect the TMJs and the muscles one uses to chew. It affects more women than men, and is usually temporary or occasional, but a small percentage of sufferers have serious chronic problems.

Jaw Disorders

What does TMJ stand for?

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the hinges that connect your lower jaw to your skull. The disorders associated with the TMJ muscles are often referred to as TMD or TMJ Disorders. TMD is not just one condition, but a group of painful disorders that affect the TMJ and the muscles one uses to chew.

Do I have a TMJ Disorder?

The following are symptoms of TMJ Disorders. Not everyone experiences all of these problems. If you experience some of them, speak to one of our dentists and have him perform a thorough examination.

  • Jaw pain, stiffness or soreness
  • Jaw pain while chewing, biting or yawning

  • Painful or tender jaw joint
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Restricted range of jaw movement or “locking” of the jaw in an open or closed position
  • Painful clicking, popping, grinding or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • Pain and fatigue when eating hard or chewy foods
  • Bruxism – grinding or clenching of teeth when awake or asleep
  • Earaches without an ear infection
  • Frequent unexplained headaches – sometimes diagnosed as migraines
  • Sensitive teeth and toothaches without evidence of dental problems
  • Teeth that break or crack without an apparent cause
  • Aching or radiating pain on the side of the head, face, neck and shoulders
  • A burning sensation in the mouth/tongue

How can TMJ be treated?

There are a number of treatments available, ranging from stress reduction techniques, to dental appliances to muscle relaxants. It is also best to make some simple adjustments like eating soft foods, and not chewing gum. Discuss available options with your dentist at South High Dental.

Jaw Disorders

What does TMJ stand for?

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the hinges that connect your lower jaw to your skull. The disorders associated with the TMJ muscles are often referred to as TMD or TMJ Disorders. TMD is not just one condition, but a group of painful disorders that affect the TMJ and the muscles one uses to chew.

Do I have a TMJ Disorder?

The following are symptoms of TMJ Disorders. Not everyone experiences all of these problems. If you experience some of them, speak to one of our dentists and have him perform a thorough examination.

  • Jaw pain, stiffness or soreness
  • Jaw pain while chewing, biting or yawning
  • Painful or tender jaw joint
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Restricted range of jaw movement or “locking” of the jaw in an open or closed position
  • Painful clicking, popping, grinding or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • Pain and fatigue when eating hard or chewy foods
  • Bruxism – grinding or clenching of teeth when awake or asleep
  • Earaches without an ear infection
  • Frequent unexplained headaches – sometimes diagnosed as migraines
  • Sensitive teeth and toothaches without evidence of dental problems
  • Teeth that break or crack without an apparent cause
  • Aching or radiating pain on the side of the head, face, neck and shoulders
  • A burning sensation in the mouth/tongue

How can TMJ be treated?

There are a number of treatments available, ranging from stress reduction techniques, to dental appliances to muscle relaxants. It is also best to make some simple adjustments like eating soft foods, and not chewing gum. Discuss available options with your dentist at South High Dental.

Why choose South High Dental in Columbus, OH for your dental services needs?

With years of experience creating healthy smiles with dental services, our team at South High Dental uses the latest in dentistry so you can get the smile you want and need. Call us at 610-922-8952 or contact us to make an appointment to treat any dental problems such as jaw disorders. At South High Dental in Columbus, OH we are happy to provide our dental services to our neighboring communities including Obetz, Grove City, Groveport, South-South High St., Ashville, Circleville, and surrounding areas in Ohio. We offer flexible hours and most insurances covers our treatments such as:

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