Are you embarrassed by your jaw? Do you find yourself avoiding your favorite foods because they’ve become too difficult to eat and it’s not worth the hassle? You may have written this off as a nasty toothache, but there’s a chance there’s something wrong with your jaw. Experiencing frequent jaw pain can be frustrating. TMJ treatment could be the key to helping relieve some of your pain.
What is TMJ dysfunction?
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your skull and your jaw. TMJ dysfunction is when this joint does not work properly, resulting in a number of issues.
In addition to jaw pain, TMJ can cause problems with your head and ears. It can cause you to experience earaches and constant ringing in your ears. TMJ can also lead to chronic headaches. You may also have difficulty chewing and swallowing.
What can I do about my TMJ?
It’s important to seek the help of a medical professional, particularly a dentist, to learn more about TMJ treatment. TMJ is a little tricky and has been misdiagnosed, but our practice is led by an experienced dentist. Dr. Larry Saylor, D.M.D., not only has experience with dental procedures, but he also understands cosmetic concerns as well. His priority is to help you achieve your goals as well as optimum overall oral health.
By scheduling a consultation with our office, our staff can help you explore your options for TMJ treatment. There are a variety of approaches, including minor changes, such as altering your diet, or more drastic measures, such as adjusting your bite. Our staff will help determine what is the best approach for you, your lifestyle, and your goals.
To learn more about how you could benefit from TMJ treatment, contact us today at the office of Larry Saylor, D.M.D, and schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the Tampa Bay area from our office in Brandon, Florida. Visiting us can help us determine if this is the best treatment for you. Contact us today to learn more about your options for TMJ treatment!