TMJ Treatment in Peoria, AZ
What is TMJ?
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint on each side of the face that connects the jaw to the rest of the skull. TMJ disorders (TMD) are commonly referred to simply as “TMJ.” TMJ disorders can be caused by several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the jaw joint, trauma, or misalignment in the TMJ.
Do I have a TMJ Disorder?
You may have a TMJ disorder if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms:
- A clicking, grinding, or popping sound in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Frequent tension headaches or migraines
- Pain in the jaw, face, ears, neck, or shoulders
- Inability to open your mouth very wide
Dr. Mettler and Dr. Griego, our skilled dentists, will carefully examine you to determine the type and cause of the TMJ disorder.
How do You Treat TMJ Disorders?
TMJ treatment in Peoria, Arizona is tailored to meet your specific needs. Depending on the cause of your TMJ disorder, our dentists may recommend restorative dentistry, a bite guard (night guard), lifestyle changes, or other types of treatment. If you believe that you suffer from TMD, please call us today to learn more and to schedule your consultation.