Find pain relief with TMJ/TMD Treatment in Glen Mills, PA
If you’re having difficulty treating chronic headaches, neck and shoulder pain, or dizziness, you may need to schedule a trip to the dentist. These can be signs of Temporomandibular disorders or TMD. Dr. Nair and the staff at Star Care Dental offer treatment for TMJ/TMD disorders for patients in Glen Mills, PA, and surrounding cities such as Chadds Ford or Chester.
What are TMJ and TMD?
The TMJ is the joint that allows you to open and close your mouth. When it is working properly, you can move your mouth up and down and from side to side so you can speak and chew efficiently. TMD is a syndrome that develops because of problems with facial muscles or stress on the jaw joint or a poor fit between your upper and lower teeth.
Symptoms of TMJ syndrome include:
- Painful chewing
- Tender joints in your jaw
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
- Clicks and pops in your jaw
Because many of these issues can be related to other health disorders, it can be hard to diagnose TMD. Dr. Nair can evaluate your mouth and look for problems like malocclusion or dental crowding that can lead to TMJ and TMD disorders. She will also look for signs of wear and tear on your teeth that indicate bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, and offer treatment to improve your oral health and reduce stress on your jaw joints.
TMJ treatment for headaches and jaw pain
While pain relievers and hot or cold compresses can provide short term relief, the root cause of TMJ disorders needs to be addressed to find lasting relief. For patients with Bruxism, Dr. Nair can custom fit you for a nightguard that will keep your jaw in place while you sleep and reduce the pressure on your teeth and jaw. She may also recommend orthodontics to treat bite alignment and crowded teeth, which can reduce your risk for gum disease and tooth decay as well as help with your TMD symptoms. Contact our office in Glenn Mills, PA, today at (610) 569-0509 to learn more about how Star Dental Care can help with TMJ/TMD treatment.