Dental Office in 28025
Have you started to experience pain in your jaw? Often referred to as “TMJ,” your temporomandibular joint is like a hinge that connects your jaw to the top half of your skull. If you place your fingers in front of your ears and begin opening your mouth, you can feel where this joint lies. It is responsible for the ability to talk, chew, yawn, and swivel your jaw. When suffering from pain in this joint, it can be incredibly difficult to for you to perform even these basic functions. This is why it is so important to seek the proper treatment and care. At the 28025 dental office of Philip M. Sobo, DDS, your painful symptoms will be thoroughly evaluated and we’ll recommend the best course of action to deal with this uncomfortable problem.
Sometimes grinding or clenching of your teeth, arthritis in the joint, stress-induced tightening of facial and jaw muscles, or movement of the soft cushion between the ball and socket of the joint can act as catalysts for TMJ. Symptoms, which can be temporary or long-lasting depending on each patient’s individual circumstances, and can often include pain, difficulty when trying to open your mouth wide, a jaw that can get stuck in an open or closed position, tiredness in your facial muscles, or clicking/popping/grating sounds when opening/closing your mouth.
Treatments for TMJ can vary and are based upon a patient’s individual needs. If your problem is due to the nighttime clenching or grinding of your teeth, as your 28025 dental office we might recommend a splint or night guard to prevent you from engaging in this harmful habit at bedtime.
At the state-of-the-art 28025 dental office of Philip M. Sobo, DDS we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to address all of your oral healthcare needs. Furthermore, you can expect the highest level of care and efficiency when being treated by our skilled and experienced staff. For more information, call our office today.