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The Signs Associated With TMJ

Jaw pain in Clearfield, along with any of these other symptoms could mean you have TMJ disorder

TMJ, or Temporomandibular joint disorder is a problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, ligaments, and bones in the hinge connecting your upper and lower jaws from working as it should. This disorder can cause pain in your jaw that is often associated with popping or clicking sensations that sometimes even result in a temporary “locking” effect. Symptoms can also go beyond these difficulties into ringing of the ears, severe migraines, trouble with chewing food, and neck pains that have a debilitating effect on the day to day events of an individual with TMJ. Experiencing all of these issues simultaneously is not necessary, and cases of TMJ vary greatly from patient to patient. However, if you are experiencing any number of multiple symptoms suggested here, it is highly recommended that you receive a professional examination to determine whether or not you are a victim of this disorder. At Hillside Dental, we have the experience that is needed to provide an effective treatment plan, so give us a call and schedule a consultation to visit with our dentists today.
TMJ, or Temporomandibular joint disorder is a problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, ligaments, and bones in the hinge connecting your upper and lower jaws from working as it should. This disorder can cause pain in your jaw that is often associated with popping or clicking sensations that sometimes even result in a temporary “locking” effect. Symptoms can also go beyond these difficulties into ringing of the ears, severe migraines, trouble with chewing food, and neck pains that have a debilitating effect on the day to day events of an individual with TMJ. Experiencing all of these issues simultaneously is not necessary, and cases of TMJ vary greatly from patient to patient. However, if you are experiencing any number of multiple symptoms suggested here, it is highly recommended that you receive a professional examination to determine whether or not you are a victim of this disorder. At Hillside Dental, we have the experience that is needed to provide an effective treatment plan, so give us a call and schedule a consultation to visit with our dentists today.

TMJ Can Cause Serious Problems

Treating TMJ in Clearfield starts with identifying the issues at Hillside Dental

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What Is the Temporomandibular Joint,
And How Do We Treat It?

Comprehending the illness is an essential step toward treating TMJ in Clearfield at Hillside Dental

The temporomandibular joint is a hinge between the upper and lower jaw bones attached at your skull. It lets you create the basic motions that we are all familiar with in order to eat, speak, and yawn. When a patient is experiencing jaw pain and other symptoms associated with TMJ disorder, a very specific form of treatment is required from a dentist with specific qualifications. When experiencing TMJ disorder, it isn’t uncommon for a dentist to recommend a variety of treatment options, often more than one simultaneously. At Hillside Dental, we will likely begin treatment of mild to moderate cases with an oral splint that works as a form of physical therapy to the jaw and is a device that is inserted between the teeth. Another option of physical therapy available might include heat and ice, along with specific exercises that can help strengthen jaw muscles over time and decrease the symptoms. Occasionally, and in some cases, the symptoms of TMJ disorder may go away without treatment. However, if symptoms are extremely painful or persistent for lengthy periods of time, we highly recommend contacting our dental office for treatment. We are available to assist you and can schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable dentists right away, so give us a call today.
The temporomandibular joint is a hinge between the upper and lower jaw bones attached at your skull. It lets you create the basic motions that we are all familiar with in order to eat, speak, and yawn. When a patient is experiencing jaw pain and other symptoms associated with TMJ disorder, a very specific form of treatment is required from a dentist with specific qualifications. When experiencing TMJ disorder, it isn’t uncommon for a dentist to recommend a variety of treatment options, often more than one simultaneously. At Hillside Dental, we will likely begin treatment of mild to moderate cases with an oral splint that works as a form of physical therapy to the jaw and is a device that is inserted between the teeth. Another option of physical therapy available might include heat and ice, along with specific exercises that can help strengthen jaw muscles over time and decrease the symptoms. Occasionally, and in some cases, the symptoms of TMJ disorder may go away without treatment. However, if symptoms are extremely painful or persistent for lengthy periods of time, we highly recommend contacting our dental office for treatment. We are available to assist you and can schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable dentists right away, so give us a call today.
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assist you in treating TMJ in Clearfield

Jaw pain and other symptoms that are associated with TMJ disorder can cause extreme discomfort, pain, and even debilitating outcomes for our day to day lives. We at Hillside Dental understand that there are times where the importance of having a solution outweighs the ability to wait, and that’s why we provide an informative staff that’s available to those in need. Don’t hesitate to call us. We want to help you!

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"Every Disorder Is Unique"

"Every Disorder Is Unique"

When experiencing jaw pain in Clearfield, choose a dentist with proper qualifications

"There are a large variety of symptoms that can directly be associated with a Temporomandibular joint disorder. However, it is important to note that these effects vary drastically from one case to the next, and that’s why I urge any individuals that are suffering from any combination of these symptoms to contact our office for a thorough examination right away. Jaw pain, migraines, neck pain, locking of the jaw, popping and clicking noises in the joint, pain around the ears, and difficulty chewing are all worthy ailments of a diagnosis. Certain risk factors can increase the likeliness as well, including certain forms of arthritis, previous jaw injury, and long term clenching or grinding habits with the teeth. Give us a call today and we will be sure to evaluate all of the possible causes and treatments in order to determine the best procedural course for you."

"There are a large variety of symptoms that can directly be associated with a Temporomandibular joint disorder. However, it is important to note that these effects vary drastically from one case to the next, and that’s why I urge any individuals that are suffering from any combination of these symptoms to contact our office for a thorough examination right away. Jaw pain, migraines, neck pain, locking of the jaw, popping and clicking noises in the joint, pain around the ears, and difficulty chewing are all worthy ailments of a diagnosis. Certain risk factors can increase the likeliness as well, including certain forms of arthritis, previous jaw injury, and long term clenching or grinding habits with the teeth. Give us a call today and we will be sure to evaluate all of the possible causes and treatments in order to determine the best procedural course for you."

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