Livingston Dentists Answer Common Questions About TMD

Did you know TMD, also known as TMJ disorder, affects over 10 million Americans? Patients suffering from TMJ disorder report a wide array of symptoms, such as a popping sensation in the jaw or chronic head and earaches. Thankfully, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer treatment to address the uncomfortable symptoms of TMD. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists discuss the cause of TMJ disorder and recommend treatment.



 

Frequently Asked Questions About TMJ Disorder

Question: What is TMJ disorder?

Answer: TMJ disorder occurs when excessive strain is placed on the temporomandibular joints. These joints control all jaw movement, such as chewing or speaking.

Question: What causes TMD?

Answer: A variety of factors can lead to a patient developing TMJ disorder, including: teeth grinding, injury to the jaw, or misalignment of the teeth or jaw.

Question: What are the common symptoms of TMJ disorder?

Answer: In addition to a popping or clicking sensation in the jaw, patients report chronic headaches, earaches, face pain, and jaw pain.

Question: How do you treat TMD?

Answer: The most frequent causes of TMJ disorder are misalignment and teeth grinding. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer a single treatment to address both. Using a special intraoral device, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can help ease your TMD symptoms. Similar to a mouth guard, this dental device repositions the jaw for proper alignment. The oral appliance also prevents the upper and lower teeth from touching, eliminating painful teeth grinding. Remember, if you suffer from teeth grinding and don’t seek treatment, you risk further damage to your teeth, along with increased TMD-related discomfort.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston General Dentists

Do you experience a popping or clicking in your jaw? What about headaches or jaw pain? Then you may be exhibiting the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Contact your Livingston general dentists today for a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. We offer our patients the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.