Do you suffer from jaw pain and discomfort? Are you fighting off chronic headaches? You may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ encompasses a range of bite problems related to the temporomandibular joints. These joints connect the skull and the lower jaw. Genetic structural concerns with the jaw or dental trauma are often common causes of TMJ disorders.
Dr. Bruce and Richard Corbin diagnose TMJ in their Bayside, NY dental office. They evaluate your teeth and gums to help determine the best method of treatment. Our dentists can help alleviate pain and discomfort and support the stability and strength of patient’s smiles.
What are the Signs of TMJ?
There are multiple common symptoms of TMJ disorders:
- Jaw pain
- Chronic headaches
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitive teeth
- Teeth clenching and grinding
- Worn teeth
- Jaw popping or clicking
Dr. Bruce or Richard Corbin will work with you to identify the underlying cause of your TMJ. A dysfunctional bite may lead to bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding. This TMJ symptom can wear down teeth and affect the strength of the bite.
How to Treat TMJ Disorders
One of the most common treatments for TMJ is mouthguards, also known as oral appliances. These mouthguards may be worn at night to stop the teeth from grinding together. Orthodontics like Invisalign can treat malocclusion, or tooth misalignment, which is a risk factor for TMJ. However, orthodontic treatment may not be the right treatment for patients who clench and grind their teeth. Bruxism can wear through the clear Invisalign aligners.
Additionally, if you have chipped or cracked teeth due to TMJ, we can provide dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Drs. Corbin can help restore the look of your teeth if they become damaged from your TMJ symptoms.
Contact Corbin Dental Today
Do you want to treat chronic headaches and jaw pain? If you are a new patient to our Bayside, NY dental office, call (718) 395-3458. Current patients may call (718) 631-7051. You may also schedule an appointment on our website. Please let us know if you have any questions about your treatment. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.