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TMJ: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

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If you have questions about the TMJ disorder, which is also known as the temporomandibular joint disorder, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentists are happy to answer commonly asked questions about the TMJ disorder to give you the answers you’re looking for. Those questions are:

Q: What is the TMJ disorder?
A: The TMJ disorder involves pain and compromised movement in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles.

Q: How can I relieve TMJ pain?
A: Home remedies include taking over-the-counter pain medications, using heat or cold packs to soothe the jaw joints and eating soft foods. Professional treatments typically include the use of BOTOX® or even arthroscopic surgery. Our dentists might recommend the use of a mouthguard if your TMJ disorder is caused by chronic teeth grinding.

Q: Who can treat the TMJ disorder?
A: Our dentists can help you treat the disorder as well as your primary care physician, a physical therapist and an oral and maxillofacial specialist.

Q: What are the symptoms of the TMJ disorder?
A: Symptoms often include jaw soreness and pain, clicking and locking of the jaw, and difficulty chewing.

For more information and details about the TMJ disorder, please reach out to our dental team at Kingston Dental Associates. We will be happy to give you the answers and help you need, so please feel free to call 845-DENTIST now. We look forward to hearing from you!