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The temporomandibular joints are two hinges that connect the jaw to the skull. The hinges are located in front of the ear on either side of the jaw. Anything that results in pain or discomfort of the temporomandibular joint can be termed as temporomandibular disorder (TMJ/TMD).
At Sabeti Cosmetic Dentistry, we recommend medication, non-invasive therapies, and surgical treatments to treat temporomandibular disorders.
Symptoms of TMJ
TMJ disorders are marked by various symptoms. Some common signs include:
Causes of TMJ
Research has not been able to find the exact cause of temporomandibular disorders, though it is believed that a variety of risk factors may contribute towards it:
Treatment of TMJ
In some cases, symptoms indicating towards TMJ disorders may go away without any treatment. However, if discomfort and pain persist, there are a variety of treatment options that Sabeti Cosmetic Dentistry can offer:
Certain painkillers can help relieve the pain and inflammation that is linked to temporomandibular disorders. These may consist of anti-inflammatory drugs or pain relievers like ibuprofen. Tricyclic antidepressants in low doses can be used to manage pain, teeth grinding, and insomnia. Muscle relaxants can also help relieve the pain caused by muscle spasms.
Some therapies for TMJ disorders are:
If all the above treatments do not work, we may suggest surgical intervention:
If you feel symptoms of TMJ disorders, call us now at (213) 314-0636, and we will make an effective treatment plan for you.