More than 10 million American adults suffer the effects of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. If you’re dealing with associated pain and dysfunction, consult Alexandra Peri, DDS, of Mint Dental in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She uses the TruDenta® system to help you ease this sometimes debilitating condition. Call the office or book an appointment online if you have popping noises in your jaw, locking, or trouble opening and closing your mouth.
You have a TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, on either side of your jaw. This hinge joint connects your jawbone to your skull and controls your mouth’s ability to open and close. It also enables chewing and speech.
A TMJ disorder involves any compromise in the movement at these joints. If you have pain, stiffness, or strained motion, treatment may be necessary.
Some of the most common signs and symptoms associated with a TMJ disorder are:
Sometimes these symptoms are temporary and resolve on their own, but if the problems persist, consult Dr. Peri to help determine the cause of your pain and provide treatment.
TruDenta is a comprehensive system that treats many different orofacial disorders. These include headaches, tinnitus (ear ringing), vertigo, and TMJ disorders. The therapy adjusts the way your teeth fit together.
If your jaw is out of alignment, the imbalance can cause chronic pain over time. The pain can extend into the jaw area as well as into the network of nerves that run through the neck, face, and head.
Your jaw may become imbalanced due to certain dental work, physical trauma from an accident, excessive gum chewing, teeth grinding, or one-sided chewing habits. TMJ disorders may also result from arthritis or genetics. Dr. Peri does a thorough evaluation to find out the cause of your disorder so treatment can be customized to you.
TruDenta is rehab therapy for your TMJ. This comprehensive approach uses techniques like gentle pain-relief technology like ultrasound, microcurrent, and cold laser therapies. You need multiple sessions to achieve relief and rebalance. Exactly how many sessions you need depends on the degree of your imbalance.
If you’re suffering from pain in the TMJ, call Mint Dental or schedule an appointment online to learn about the effective, noninvasive therapy for relief.