The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw are relatively complex. They work in tandem with muscles, connective tissues, and a cartilage structures to perform a wide range of important oral functions.
Sometimes the temporomandibular joints can be affected by the process of aging and various lifestyle factors. This could cause a persistent ache in the muscles in front of your ears or around the temples. This could also be associated with increased occurrence of tension headaches. This might also include discomfort in the temporomandibular joints when biting down hard, or an uncomfortable clicking sensation.
Problems like this are often associated with the term TMJ disorder. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should seek professional diagnosis at Bayside Family Dentistry’s clinic.
Once Dr. Aram Cazazian has assessed your TMJ disorder symptoms he can help determine the contributing factors to develop an effective treatment strategy.
Some of the more common causes of TMJ disorder could include a past dislocation in one of the temporomandibular joints, arthritis issues, or complications from unresolved night grinding.
In many cases, TMJ disorder symptoms can be improved by simple lifestyle modifications. This could call for eating a diet based on soft foods, taking anti-inflammatory medications, using hot or cold packs, and basic facial stretches. If your TMJ disorder symptoms are associated with chronic night grinding, Dr. Aram Cazazian might recommend sleeping with a dental guard in your mouth.
If you live in the Bayside, New York, area and you’ve been experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, you should call (718) 423-7009 to have it diagnosed at Bayside Family Dentistry.