TMJ treatment concerns thetreatment of the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. The term TMJ stands for Temporo-mandibular Joint. This is one of the most complex joints in the entire body, capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, and side-to-side movements.
Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ problems are:
Limited movement of the lower jaw
Locking of the jaw
Some potential causes of the disease include genetics, hormones, low-level infections, auto-immune diseases, trauma, and clenching or grinding of the teeth. Diagnosis and evaluation of such conditions are performed by dentists experienced in TMJ problems and TMJ treatment.
Some common treatments are night guards, bite guards, and bite adjustments. Your trusted Tinley Park dentists can guide you toward the best treatment for you.
If you experience any TMJ problems or symptoms, call us at our Tinley Park dental office and Optima Dental Associates will be happy to evaluate your situation and offer the best treatment possible.