Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders. Other causes include grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint, which can cause you to tighten your facial and jaw muscles.
Common symptoms include pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide. Clicking or popping sounds may be observed during the function. This may be accompanied by a toothache, headache and/or an earache.
Proper diagnosis is needed to determine the cause of the problem and select the appropriate treatment. A custom-made splint or night guard can be used to improve the symptoms associated with your TMJ. These plastic mouthpieces fit over your upper or lower teeth. They decrease the effects of clenching or grinding and correct your bite by putting your teeth in a proper position.
Our office accepts several insurance plans to provide you with the most convenient financial options. We will help you determine benefits provided by your plan and verify your anticipated cost prior to treatment.
We are focused on providing you with the outstanding dental care while maximizing your insurance benefits. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns regarding dental insurance.