According to the most recent statistics, more than 50 million Americans experience headaches so severe they seek out medical treatment. Oftentimes these headaches even affect the quality of daily life! A large contributor to these headaches is a condition called TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint disorder, and more than 30 million Americans suffer from it.
TMJ refers to a group of related disorders associated with the temporomandibular joint, surrounding muscles, and tendons. The main joint connecting the upper jaw to the lower jaw, its strength and importance is not to be underestimated. When teeth don’t fit properly together, or other abnormal strain is applied to the jaw, a wide range of TMJ issues can develop. These can include discomfort, muscle strain, popping and clicking of the jaw, and even frequent headaches.
With TMJ, we’ve got several options for treatments and appliances that can help correct the underlying issue causing the disorder. Drs. Roth and Chase will fabricate custom dental appliances for you, and help you choose the right treatment plan and options. Many patients find that they adjust to the appliance rapidly, and that it doesn’t interfere with their daily lives in most cases. Any options that are right for you will be thoroughly discussed during the process.
Our expert team is happy to answer any questions you may have about TMJ therapy, or any other cosmetic dental procedures. Feel free to give us a call at 212.752.6537 or schedule an appointment at our New York office.