Do you have unexplained facial or head pain, tenderness in your jaw muscles, joint clicking, or headaches? If so, you could be suffering from a TMJ problem. The skilled Columbus TMJ dentists at Capstone Dental can help you find relief by using our expertise and modern dental technologies to diagnose and treat TMJ pain and disorders.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on the sides of your head where your lower jaw connects to your temporal bones. These joints work with your muscles, ligaments, and bones to help you chew your food, speak, and yawn. When things go wrong with these joints, it can result in pain or turn into a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Many people mistakenly call TMD “TMJ disorder” since the pain they feel is caused by the temporomandibular joint.
While there are a variety of reasons why patients experience TMJ pain or TMD, the most common causes are:
The tell-tale signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders are difficult to ignore. If you experience any of the following you could be suffering from TMD:
There are many treatment options for TMJ pain and TMD. Our expert Columbus dental team will give you a thorough dental exam along with 3D dental cone beam imaging to determine a TMJ treatment plan that fits your unique needs. Some TMJ/TMD therapies include:
Our experienced dentists at Capstone Dental offer only the best treatment options for TMJ pain and TMD. If you’re ready for jaw pain relief, schedule an appointment today!