Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
Constant stiffness and pain in the jaws could be a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ disorder or TMD. This condition can create overall physical and mental problems and can leave you feeling lethargic, tired and irritable throughout the day. When ignored, the symptoms will only worsen, and you will end up spending more time treating the condition than you could at an earlier age. If you notice that you have a constant nagging pain in your jaw, then you may want to consult us by visiting Poleski Family Dentistry and learn whether or not you are suffering from TMJ disorder.
Understanding TMJ Disorder and Treatment Methods Available
Temporomandibular joints are the complex joints in our jaws that are responsible for complete motion. Overuse of these joints can often result in them getting damaged, and in certain situations the soft tissue around it could get inflamed. This is one of the leading causes of TMD but there are various other reasons that could result in the condition. If you feel that your jaw is constantly paining you, or if you have a habit of clenching your jaws regularly, then you may want to consider visiting our office to learn more about how you can benefit from effective TMJ disorder treatment today.
The reason TMD needs to be treated is because it reduces the pains and aches in your body. When you stress out your jaw too much this results in neck pain, stiffness in the shoulder, upper back pain and constant chronic headache that makes you feel sick throughout the day.
Better Dental Health
Clenching your jaw constantly results in TMD. This is known as bruxism and the condition can lead to dental erosion and cracks in your teeth. When you ignore these conditions, it affects dental functionality and you could end up losing your teeth.
The reason it is important to constantly check and make sure that you maintain your dental hygiene and health regularly is because this not only helps to keep your mouth healthy, but it also ensures you can enjoy your favorite foods without having to worry about sensitivity or any discomfort that could be caused because of constant grinding. There are a number of people that suffer from malnutrition, not because they force themselves to eat less, but because they cannot enjoy a full range of food due to the dental condition they are suffering from.
Regular maintenance of the TMJ disorder and ensuring you get it treated on time helps to protect the integrity of your teeth and ensures that you will not suffer from tooth loss. If you are doubtful about whether or not you suffer from TMJ disorder or if you want to understand the symptoms better, you can give us a call at 412 813-3131 and talk to one of our professionals who will help guide you through the process. You can also visit Poleski Family Dentistry for a dental check up to ensure that you do not suffer from the condition and if you do, you can begin treatment instantly.