If you have TMJ pain, it can be challenging to enjoy life. Persistent headaches and jaw pain become the order of the day, from when you wake up and even when enjoying your favorite foods. If you don’t seek treatment for your TMJ disorder, symptoms will only worsen. Thankfully, dependable treatment is always within reach if you are a resident of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, and the nearby areas. All you need to do is book an appointment with Star Care Dental to overcome your TMJ discomfort.
When you come to our dental clinic with symptoms of jaw pain, headaches, and clicking sounds when opening and closing your mouth, the first area we look at is your TMJ. The TMJ, in full Temporomandibular Joint, is a hinge-like joint located on either side of the jaw just in front of the ears. This joint connects the lower jaw with the skull and helps you open and close your jaw when laughing, yawning, and chewing.
When your TMJ works seamlessly, you may not even notice its presence. However, injury, bruxism, and inflammation may affect the functioning of your TMJ, leading to unpleasant symptoms like:
When you notice TMJ pain symptoms, please don’t ignore them. Instead, consider Dr. Hema Nair for diagnosis and treatment. Visit us today, and your pain-free days will be around the corner.
Treating TMJ disorder doesn’t always have to lead to surgery. If the cause of your TMJ is bruxism, we offer a custom-made nightguard to overcome your symptoms. This device puts your jaw in an optimal position, reducing pressure on the jaw muscles. After a few days of using our dental splints, patients report reduced headaches, minimal jaw pain, and overall improved quality of life.
Other non-invasive treatments we recommend for TMJ disorder include:
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.