If you wake up every morning with a headache, facial pain, or lockjaw, you could be suffering from TMJ, a jaw disorder that causes painful jaw symptoms. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint–the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Trouble with the muscles and ligaments that control these joints can result in headaches, jaw pain, and pain when chewing. An evaluation by Dr. Hema Nair from Starcare Dental in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, can determine if you have TMJ so that we can recommend options for treatment.
Various factors can contribute to TMJ symptoms ranging from an improper bite to traumatic injury, arthritis in your jaw joints, bruxism (teeth grinding), tooth overcrowding, and wear and tear of jaw muscles and ligaments. Genetics can also play a role in developing this condition. TMJ disorder is characterized by:
TMJ symptoms can be mild or severe, depending on your condition. You can find TMJ pain relief by reaching out to your Glen Mills, Pennsylvania dentist for help with resolving TMJ issues.
TMJ symptoms can have a negative impact on your life by making it difficult to sleep, eat, or concentrate at work or school. TMJ pain can even affect your mood. That’s why diagnosing and treating your condition sooner rather than later is essential. Dr. Nair will examine your mouth, jaw, teeth, and gums to determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend options for treatment. Some possible solutions are:
Dr. Nair is dedicated to providing her patients with the finest possible care. She earned her dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry and her general practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital.
She continues to take over 200 hours of continuing education courses annually to offer the best treatment to her patients. According to Mainline magazine, Dr. Nair has continuously been selected as a Top Dentist in her region by her colleagues.
Dr. Nair ensures that her patients' trust is always in the best of hands, regardless of their concerns.