Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD, is a condition that affects the movement and function of the jaw joints. This condition can be very painful to many patients and often requires treatment to alleviate the symptoms. At Ayar Dental, we offer conservative TMJ treatment in Ramsgate.
Common TMJ Symptoms
Many things can cause TMJ, including a misaligned jaw, stress, tension, certain autoimmune disorders and more.
Common symptoms associated with TMJ include:
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
- Difficulty chewing
- Pain in the jaw joints
- Clicking or popping of the jaws
- Clenching and grinding teeth (bruxism)
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Tooth pain or sensitivity
Effective and Gentle TMJ Treatment in Ramsgate
Ramsgate dentist Dr. Robert Ayar and our team want to help alleviate your TMJ pain and improve the mobility and function of your smile. After conducting a thorough evaluation, Dr Ayar will recommend the appropriate therapy option for you.
If bruxism is the origin of your TMJ issues, Dr. Robert Ayar may recommend that you wear a custom-fit nightguard or splint while sleeping. These appliances help minimise the damage of teeth grinding and clenching and readjust a person's resting bite.
We look forward to helping you attain a more comfortable smile.