TMJ Treatment in Reno, NV

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is a hinge that joins your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. This joint allows you to move your jaw side to side and up and down, and facilitates chewing, talking, and yawning. In some cases, there can be a painful problem with this joint, referred to as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD.

Causes of TMJ Disorder

The primary cause of TMJ disorder is problems with the jaw muscles or the joint itself. Injuries to the jaw, neck, and head can also lead to TMJ Disorder. Common causes of TMJ Disorder include whiplash, clenching or grinding of teeth, arthritis pain, and stress that might cause clenching and tightening of facial muscles or the jaw.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder can be painful and often causes a large amount of discomfort. Some of the common symptoms include difficulty opening your mouth, jaws that get stuck open or closed, a clicking or popping sound while moving the mouth or chewing, or tenderness and pain in the face, neck, jaw, or around the ear. Other symptoms that someone with TMJ disorder might experience are headaches, toothaches, dizziness, ringing in the ear, and upper shoulder pain.

Treatment of TMJ Disorder

You’ll need assistance from a dental expert to treat TMJ Disorder. Here is how a dentist can help you:

  • Over-the-counter drugs: Dentists will prescribe medications to soothe the dental swelling and pain. He might also suggest remedies to relax the muscles by avoiding the clenching or grinding of the teeth.

  • Nightguard or splint: One of the most recommended TMJ treatments is a plastic mouthpiece that is fit over the lower and upper teeth so that they don’t touch each other. This minimizes the effect of grinding or clenching and helps in improving the bite.

  • Dental work: The dentist might replace missing teeth or use bridges or crowns to balance the biting surface of the teeth and correct any bite problems. Dental surgeries are only suggested in severe cases.

If case you are experiencing TMJ problems, contact us and we will guide you through the treatment process and answer all your concerns.


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Reno, NV 89509

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