It is estimated that over 10 million Americans are afflicted by issues related to their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and most have no idea that a dentist, like Dr. Greenstein, can help them get some relief. In fact, our Miami office has dedicated quite a lot of time to finding innovative approaches to treatment in this regard.
As such, we are dedicating today’s post for the Greenstein Dental blog to TMJ-related trouble. Keep reading, and then be sure to follow up if you would like to come in for a consultation.
What causes TMJ Pain?
It may start out as a mystery to you. However, the severe pain connected to this condition usually stems from an imbalance between your bite and jaw. You may have heard this problem diagnosed as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). We don’t mean to make it complicated. TMD is simply what we call the collective condition.
Why is it such a big deal? Well, obviously, pain in your face, neck and back coupled with ongoing headaches can turn your world upside down.
These intense symptoms can negatively affect your job performance as well as your ability to maintain an active social life. All you will be thinking about is how to make it stop!
No one deserves to live with that kind of nightmare. You will want to find a workable solution, as fast as possible. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
At Greenstein Dental, we will study the relationship between your jaw and bite and then come up with treatments that synchronize those tissues in order to resolve your TMJ-related problems.
Around here, we go above and beyond the call of duty. There is actually an entire room in our office reserved for analyzing and treating patients with TMJ issues.
Some of our treatments options include a removable or fixed orthotic device to correct the jaw and then orthodontics to correct the bite. That’s right, we use braces to treat TMJ/TMD! As it happens, orthodontics can also help patients work through sleep apnea issues, gum disease, muscle tension, migraines or tension headaches, as well as fix underbites, overbites, crossbites, gaps in teeth, crowded teeth, and impacted teeth.
In most cases, after patients have gone through the two-step treatment process, they are relieved of their TMJ pain and as a bonus they will have a great-looking and straighter smile to share.
Come Get Some Relief!
Ready to learn more and get started on the road to wellness? You can rest assured that at Greenstein Dental we can help you with your TMJ troubles regardless of your age. We use our orthodontic solutions on children and adults alike.
In addition to TMJ, Dr. Greenstein focuses on other vitally important medical issues related to dentistry including the effects of snoring, sleep apnea, acid reflux, nutrition, pH balance, migraine headaches, and cervical posture on your overall health.
So, if you’re looking for a compassionate dental office in Miami that is capable of treating complex issues, call us today at 305-290-2293!