Austin Jaw/TMJ Dentists
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is part of the human jaw and is located on either side of one’s head where the upper and lower jaws meet in front of the ear. The temporomandibular joint is a sliding “ball and socket” joint that is responsible for many jaw movements such as biting, chewing, and even talking. Because the TMJ is responsible for so many daily functions, it can be extremely uncomfortable and painful if you are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Also known as myofacial pain dysfunction or Costen’s syndrome, TMJ disorders can be caused by a number of behaviors from teeth grinding to stress and jaw trauma.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder, you need to seek treatment from a dental professional. You need quality dental care to treat your condition so you can go on eating and talking without pain. For more information about your condition and treatment options, contact the Austin TMJ dentists of BridgeView Dental at 512-347-8299 today.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
TMJ disorders can cause a number of symptoms that impact your daily life. Most patients experience some form of headaches, ear pain, dizziness, or a ringing in the ears. Some of the most common treatment options for TMJ disorders include the following:
- Heat and ice treatment to treat muscle spasms
- Anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or aspirin
- Resting the jaw by keeping teeth apart and avoiding chewing gum
- Physical therapy
- Orthodontics to treat abnormal bites
There is no need to continue enduring jaw pain. For an appointment with an Austin jaw dentist of BridgeView Dental, contact us by calling 512-347-8299.