Dentist NYC for Jaw Pain | TMJ Pain
Why we are the best to treat jaw and TMJ pain?
The dentists at Sachar Dental NYC have all had extensive and advanced training in the treatment of jaw pain, TMJ pain, and bite issues at Spear Education, an advanced dental training center in Scottsdale Arizona. This advance and comprehensive training includes understanding the management of complex cases including TMJ disfunction.
We believe in treating our patients as we would like to be treated ourselves, and treat patients the same as we would treat our own family. We always use the least invasive most conservative methods available.
Causes of Jaw Pain and TMJ Pain
In a large portion of patient’s that suffer from jaw pain, it is due to “TMJ” pain. TMJ refers “Tempero-Mandibular Joint”.
In times of stress or anxiety, it is common to clench or grind the teeth aggressively causing the muscles of the jaw to be overworked and fatigued. The joint becomes overloaded. This can cause unbearable pain in the jaw, head, neck and shoulders. This pain can be confused with tooth pain and mistreated if improperly diagnosed. We have seen many patients with Jaw pain from TMJ that were severe and unbearable.
Other things that cause jaw and TMJ pain include, lack of sleep, a disrupted sleep cycle, obstructed airway including sleep apnea, trauma, infection, and misaligned bite or teeth.
Symptoms of Jaw Pain and TMJ Pain
Symptoms of TMJ pain include:
- Jaw pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Locked Jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Ear ache
- Stiff jaw
- Popping and click of the jaw joint
Diagnosis of Jaw Pain and TMJ Pain
A thorough patient history and clinical exam, along with x-rays allow us to properly diagnose the cause of your jaw pain and TMJ pain. We identify the root underlying cause first in order to come up with the best treatment plan.
Treatment of Jaw Pain and TMJ Pain
When we treat jaw pain, we first identify the root cause of the problem. There are many options for treatment of TMJ muscle pain. They are dependent on the exact cause of your symptoms and the severity of your pain. For example, treatments include:
We often start with the use muscle relaxants. We also create a custom mini-appliance that is worn 15 minutes that often give immediate relief. We then fabricate a custom fitted mouth-guard that is worn at night that reduced the load on the overworked jaw muscles. We also treat the underlying trigger that causes the muscles to be overworked.
If you are experiencing jaw pain or TMJ pain, call the experts at Sachar Dental NYC today. We offer same day and immediate appointments for Dental Emergencies.