If you suffer from TMJ, our team has got you covered at RK Dentistry. Dr. Richard Koeltl can help relieve pain in your jaw and restore your oral functions so that you can live your best life. Call today at 925-732-5516 to learn more about our TMJ treatments in Danville, California, or to schedule a consultation with our dentist.
TMJ refers to your temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your lower jaw to your skull. The cartilage and joint can become stressed or worn, resulting in temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This is sometimes referred to as TMJ. This condition may be caused by grinding or clenching your teeth at night or even subconsciously, which is clinically known as bruxism. Stress, arthritis and even an injury can all be causes as well. You may be suffering from TMD if you experience:
- Problems or pain while eating or speaking
- Range of motion issues with opening and closing your jaw
- A jaw that becomes locked or “stuck”
- Grinding, popping or clicking when you speak, eat or otherwise try to open your mouth
- Headaches, earaches, or pain in your neck or shoulders
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, call our office for an appointment with our dentist. We may suggest wearing a mouth guard while you sleep, relaxation techniques, making lifestyle changes or even dental work. In some extreme cases, we may recommend surgery. The type and length of treatment we recommend will depend on the severity or your problem. Instead of living with jaw pain and mobility issues, call our office today to schedule your appointment with our team.