Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is the name given to any disorder that impacts the proper alignment and function of your jaw joint. However, because TMJ symptoms can be as diverse as jaw pain and postural problems, TMJ often remains undiagnosed. Chances are, if you suffer from one of the more painful symptoms of TMJ, you have seen a doctor only to be provided medications that fail to prevent future occurrences. That’s because the only way to treat TMJ is through addressing the root issue and restoring proper alignment to your jaw.
Dental Treatments for TMJ
TMJ is often best treated with a noninvasive dental device such as an oral splint or a mouthguard. Both of these options can work to relax muscles and realign the jaw while you sleep. They can also help avoid teeth grinding, a common cause of TMJ.
In some instances, jaw alignment is related to your overall bite, making restorations or orthodontic options like Invisalign® better suited to treating your condition. The option best for you will be determined during your neuromuscular evaluation with Dr. Robert Logan.
As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Logan knows exactly what to look for to determine if TMJ is responsible for your discomfort. Using state-of-the-art technology and customized solutions, Dr. Logan can provide you with the most effective TMJ treatment available.
For more information on TMJ treatment options in the Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford areas of New Jersey, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an appointment today.