Metropolitan Dental Care provides treatment for disorders of the temporomandibular joint, commonly called TMJ. Treatments at our state-of-the-art practice near Grand Central Station and Bryant Park include Botox injections and custom night guards. To book a consultation, call 212-867-4223 or schedule your appointment online.
How We Treat TMJ at Metropolitan Dental Care
Millions of people suffer from disorders of the jaw joint. Known broadly as TMJ disorders, common causes of TMJ include teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism), arthritis, and less commonly, a dislocated or displaced joint.
TMJ can significantly reduce your quality of life. With symptoms ranging from headaches to facial and jaw pain to neck stiffness and popping and clicking sounds when opening your mouth, TMJ may be worse during periods of high stress.
At Metropolitan Dental Care in Midtown Manhattan, all three of our highly respected, experienced, and trained dental specialists treat TMJ with several non-invasive treatments.
Symptoms of TMJ You Should Not Ignore
Symptoms of TMJ can arise seemingly out of the blue. However, as a holistic dental practice, our experts at Metropolitan Dental Care know that underlying conditions can suddenly spark jaw pain that may radiate through the face, neck, and shoulders.
Indeed, many people first develop signs of TMJ during a particularly stressful period in their lives. Job changes, moves, grief, divorce, and financial strain may contribute to teeth grinding and clenching. Although some cases of TMJ will resolve on their own, others may require dental intervention.
Symptoms of TMJ requiring treatment include:
- Persistent pain in the jaw, face, neck or shoulders
- Inability to chew food
- Jaw locking
- Inability to fully open your mouth
- Popping and clicking sounds when opening the mouth