Millions of American adults suffer from TMJ—a condition that causes jaw pain, earaches, and headaches. The origin of their pain is related to the TMJ (temporomandibular joints) that are on each side of the head. These joints work together along with ligaments, bones, and muscles, to allow you to speak and chew.
At Arcadia Dentistry, Dr. Matthew Milana understands how painful and stressful this condition can be, and can ease your discomfort.
What is TMJ?
TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your jaw bone to your face; it acts as a hinge when you open and close your mouth. Many conditions can affect your joints, facial nerves, and muscles.
How Long Does TMJ Pain Last?
Pain management is different for every person, along with how long your TMJ will last. Some patients can work through their discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication, regular massaging of the area, and ice packs. For others, surgery may be required to address the long-term pain.
What Is TMD Pain?
Common causes of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) in Phoenix, AZ include:
- Trauma and Injury
- Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
- Malocclusion (Misalignment)
Relieving Your TMJ Pain
At Arcadia Dentistry, we will try to pinpoint the source of your TMJ pain so we can easily treat it. If you are suffering from headaches, jaw joint pain, or soreness, give us a call right away. We will help manage your pain and increase your comfort levels.