Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from jaw pain, headaches, migraines, earaches, or painful chewing? Winter Park Dental can help! Dr. Patel offers the top TMJ treatment near Winter Park because he takes a personalized approach to treatment. During the consultation process, he'll get to know your health history and concerns to help determine a treatment plan that's tailored to your needs.
What Is TMJ?
TMD (temporomandibular disorders), commonly referred to as TMJ, is characterized by significant pain in the jaw and limitation in jaw joint movement. It can affect chewing, talking, swallowing, and in some cases can cause breathing issues.
There are several symptoms that are associated with TMJ, including recurrent facial pain, swelling, constant teeth grinding, facial sensitivity, jaw joint locking, and a limited range of motion in the jaw.
Symptoms vary, but generally can include:
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks, and neck
- Stiffness in the jaw
- Painful chewing
- Pain while yawning
- Locking of the jaw
- Uncontrolled change of facial expression
- Changes in how the upper and lower teeth fit together
If you are experiencing significant jaw pain or discomfort, Dr. Patel will perform an examination and recommend a treatment option that will work for you. This assessment can be performed right here at our Winter Park dental office for optimal comfort and convenience.
Schedule Your TMJ Treatment Consultation
Are you suffering from painful, uncomfortable TMJ symptoms? Call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patel!