The term “TMJ” is short for temporomandibular joints. These joints connect your jawbone to your skull and are responsible for opening and closing your mouth. Pain in the TMJ joints affects up to 12 million adults in the United States. To relieve pain in your jaw, it’s crucial to receive a diagnosis by a TMJ specialist who can pave the way for your TMJ treatment.
Causes of TMJ:
Our TMJ dentists at Coeur d’Alene Dental Center will provide a diagnosis, develop an effective treatment, and provide a prevention plan that will help relieve your TMJ pain.
There are a variety of issues aside from TMJ that may be causing your pain because there is a complicated system of ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones which help facilitate the jaw’s movements. We’ll first discuss the symptoms you are experiencing before a diagnosis is made to determine if your pain will be alleviated with TMJ treatments.
Common Symptoms of TMJ:
Determine if you have TMJ by getting a professional evaluation and diagnosis. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us - we offer comprehensive dental care and treatments for TMJ.
So that a proper treatment plan can be developed, our Coeur d'Alene TMJ specialists will start by diagnosing your TMJ pain. The treatment plan often depends on the cause of the TMJ pain, whether it’s clenching, arthritis, alignment issues, or something else.
We’ll work with you to provide much-needed relief and effectively treat your TMJ pain. To help alleviate TMJ discomfort, consider the following common treatments:
Try these at-home remedies to relieve and prevent further pain in the TMJ area:
We know everyone has different schedules, because of this we offer late afternoon and early morning appointments.