Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a condition that causes intense headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding, and ringing in the ears. Fortunately, dentists can successfully treat the root cause of these problems.
Why treat TMJ?
- Patients suffering from TMJ experience severe outbreaks during periods of lengthy or unexpected stress, which can lead to neck pain and dizziness.
- TMJ is often caused by misalignment of the teeth, which causes a “bad bite.” This can lead to grinding teeth, worn jawbone and loose teeth.
- Headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding and ringing in the ears are major issues that come with untreated Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome.
The Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome Treatment Process
- TMJ is typically caused by a bad bite or a jaw injury.
- The dentist will inspect your jaw area and bite.
- X-rays are common in the procedure.
- A specially molded bite guard may be one solution, in effort to stop teeth grinding at nighttime.
- Muscle relaxants are also a possibility in some cases.
- A “realignment” will change the shape of the teeth and likely put an end to the bad bite.