If jaw pain is getting the best of you and lowering your quality of life, you don’t have to live with it. Dr. Lawrence Wang and his medical team at Madison Square Dentistry, located in Manhattan in New York City, treat TMJ disorders to get rid of jaw pain for good. If you’re ready to finally experience relief, book an appointment at Madison Square Dentistry today.
TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, but it has come to also stand for the joint and muscle disorders that can affect the joint.
TMJ is more common in women than men, and it affects more than 10 million Americans. It’s a group of conditions that cause dysfunction and pain in your jaw joint and the muscles surrounding it.
Various factors can cause TMJ and the painful symptoms associated with it, including:
Jaw pain is the primary symptom of TMJ. Other symptoms you might experience when you have TMJ include:
Before your appointment at Madison Square Dentistry, it’s helpful to prepare a list of symptoms you’re experiencing so you can discuss it with Dr. Wang.
Dr. Wang and his team work together to determine if your jaw pain is due to TMJ. He’ll go over your medical history and current symptoms, and conduct a physical examination, which includes:
He may also use imaging tests (X-rays or MRIs) if necessary to make a TMJ diagnosis.
Various treatments alleviate the pain and suffering associated with TMJ. Dr. Wang recommends the most conservative, least-invasive option first. The treatment he chooses depends on your medical history and the severity of your TMJ pain. Possible options include:
TMJ is a fairly common health condition, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. When you’re ready to ease jaw pain and dysfunction that hinders your quality of life, call Madison Square Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wang or book an appointment online.