TMJ Therapy in New York, NY

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What is TMJ therapy?

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the place where your jaw attaches to your skull to allow you to open your jaw smoothly. Sometimes the TMJ is damaged or injured, causing a painful condition known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder (TMD). If you're having pain or hearing sounds when you open your jaw, schedule an appointment with our professionals at Madison Avenue Dentists to determine if you have TMD. In our New York, NY office, we use innovative tools to diagnose and care for your TMD to relieve symptoms. Your TMJ therapy will be dependent on the cause of your TMD and your specific condition, but a few options include oral appliances (night guards or mouth guards), bite modification, dental restorations, and more.

Who is a good candidate for TMJ therapy?

Temporomandibular joint disorder may be brought about by an injury to the jaw, chronic grinding of your teeth and clenching your jaw (bruxism), or dental malocclusion (misalignment of the teeth). Other conditions that can result in TMD include a tumor in the temporomandibular joint or arthritis. Sometimes the cause of TMD cannot be determined, but if you're experiencing symptoms and signs, our team at Madison Avenue Dentists can diagnose and treat your jaw. A few of the most common symptoms of TMD include:

  • Tenderness or pain at the temporomandibular joint
  • Spasms in your facial muscles
  • Feeling as if your jaw is rigid or stuck
  • Frequent headaches that start around your ears
  • Hearing clicking, cracking, or popping whenever you use your jaw

Contact our team in New York, NY so that we can start customizing a treatment plan that will give you proper relief.

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Will dental insurance cover TMJ Therapy?

Dental insurance policies for diagnosing TMJ pain and TMD treatment will vary so we will get in touch with your carrier to calculate your expenses. Whether you have dental insurance or not, our team in New York, NY will go over price quotes when reviewing treatment choices. To make all remedies affordable, Madison Avenue Dentists accepts many payment methods and we will be able to help you find medical financing.

Professional treatment for your pain

Pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) makes it tough to chew, talk, and enjoy your day-to-day life. Since there are lots of potential causes, symptoms, and remedies to treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), make an appointment with our team at Madison Avenue Dentists in New York, NY. We will give you a detailed examination before making a diagnosis and discussing treatment options. Contact our staff to learn more and schedule your appointment.

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Where does TMJ come from?

TMJ can emerge due to a mix of environmental and genetic influences. Factors such as jaw clenching (bruxism), hereditary traits, and improper posture are all potential contributors to TMJ. During your consultation at Madison Avenue Dentists, we can typically identify the specific causes of your TMJ.

How much time does TMJ treatment require?

The duration of your TMJ therapy can vary depending on the severity of your condition. Typically, less severe cases resolve faster than more serious ones. During your consultation, we will also be able to estimate how long your treatment might take and discuss the severity of your TMJ.

Can TMJ lead to headaches or migraines?

Many of our New York, NY patients associate their headaches and migraines with TMJ symptoms. This condition can also lead to persistent inflammation and pain in the areas around the cheekbones and ears. If you experience these symptoms, consider consulting with Madison Avenue Dentists for a diagnosis and to begin your journey toward recovery.

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