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TMJ Treatment in Great Neck

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Also called TMJ, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a condition which can affect the joints in your jaw. Since it can present itself through a number of different symptoms, it can be difficult for doctors to diagnose. This is why it is important to consult an experienced Great Neck dentist who focuses on identifying the cause of the condition and providing relief without the need for surgery.

If you constantly feel pain in your jaw and believe you may have TMJ, Distinctive Dental Services of New York, P.C. can help. Our dentists can perform various tests to secure a diagnosis of TMJ and offer a number of treatment options.

Reach out to us today at (516) 207-0897 to make an appointment for TMJ treatment in Great Neck.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ affects the hinge that connects your temporal bones to your jaw. This hinge is essential for movement in your jaw, including yawning, speaking, and eating. If you have arthritis in the joint, if your jaw joints are unstable, or if you constantly grind your teeth, your body may attempt to self-correct. This may affect your ability to move your jaw comfortably and lead to more severe TMJ symptoms.

A few symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Migraines
  • Face swelling
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Difficulty eating
  • Clicking sounds
  • Fatigue in the face
  • Difficulty opening your mouth

Diagnosing & Treating TMJ in Long Island

With so many different symptoms associated with TMJ, it can be difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. The first step to a diagnosis and successful treatment is to meet with one of our dentists who can get an idea of your symptoms and history. After we analyze your medical history, we perform a thorough examination of your jaw and teeth, including feeling how your muscles move when you bite, as well as taking X-Rays. Depending on what we find, we may also use a number of different testing procedures, such as an EMG (Electromyography), TENS unit, and sonography.

Following your diagnosis, we can recommend the most suitable treatment option. There are many different ways to treat TMJ and at Distinctive Dental Services of New York, P.C., we are committed to finding the one that best fits your needs.

To schedule a consultation with our Great Neck dentists, call us today at (516) 207-0897.

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