If you find yourself suffering from persistent pain in your jaw or headaches that you can't seem to relieve, you may be suffering from a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). TMJ is caused by your jaw being out of alignment and can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Our neuromuscular dentistry treatments can help alleviate these symptoms.
Neuromuscular dentistry aims at determining how your jaw is out of line and how to correct it. In order for your pain and discomfort to go away, the ideal jaw position must first be determined. After that, our experienced Medford, Massachusetts dentist can help get your jaw to relax into the correct place for maximum comfort.
If you believe you need a Boston neuromuscular dentist, please contact Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry. Call us today at (781) 350-4385.
Symptoms of TMJ
TMJ occurs when your temporomandibular joint is not in alignment. The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. If it is out of its optimal position, it can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
- Clicks or pops when you open your jaw
- Grinding noises in your jaw
- Limited jaw mobility
- Ear pain
- Sinus pain or swelling
- Facial pain
- Back or neck soreness
- Jaw pain or swelling
Our Boston dentist focuses all of his efforts toward eliminating your pain /tmj-symptoms.html-0and other symtoms and helping your jaw to retain its proper position. We strive to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere on top of using the best techniques to help you with your neuromuscular treatment.
At Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry, Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, MAGD, LVIF strives to have the newest technology in order to effectively treat TMJ. In order to help relieve your pain, we first must get your jaw back into its comfortable position. We use the following top-of-the-line technologies to treat TMJ:
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Device - by stimulating your facial muscles, we can get your jaw to relax to its natural position
- K7 technology - we utilize this technology to determine how your jaw moves when it's relaxed and determine how to treat your pain
- Orthotic devices - these devices are similar to a mouth guard and may be worn 24 hours a day or simply at night to help maintain an optimal jaw position
By utilizing these technologies, Dr. Clancy, our Medford dentist, can help you to attain a pain free, comfortable bite. If you feel you may be struggling from TMJ, please contact Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry. Call us at (781) 350-4385.