Should you see a West Palm Beach Dentist for TMJ disorder?
Pure Dental Care at West Palm Beach is your source for comprehensive oral health care. We believe that the dentist’s role encompasses more than just repairing teeth. In addition to preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, we offer treatment for conditions such as sleep apnea and TMJ disorder.
What is TMJ disorder?
As a holistic practice, we are committed to helping our patients achieve overall health and harmony of mind and body. We understand that any ailment, in any area, will affect your general health and quality of life. One of the best examples of that principle is TMJ disorder. It occurs when injury, disease, misalignment, habits, or other factors inhibit proper functioning of the jaw joint.
As you may expect, TMJ disorder can cause jaw pain, limited movement, and popping, grinding, or clicking sounds when you open your mouth. However, you may be surprised to learn that it can also cause migraine-like headaches, facial pain, ringing of the ears, dizziness, and more. To further, complicate matters the symptoms manifest differently in each patient. An individual with TMJ disorder may have a single symptom, or a long list of effects, in varying degrees of severity.
Why choose a TMJ dentist
TMJ disorder is an exceedingly complex and poorly understood condition, often eluding accurate diagnosis. Because there are numerous possible causes, there is no simple and convenient test. Due to the widely varying symptoms, it is frequently misdiagnosed, or undiagnosed. Some patients even report their general physicians accusing them of, or suggesting, hypochondria.
We understand that the pain of TMJ disorder is very real, and, in many cases, debilitating. Because dentists study the oral cavity and supporting structures, including the jaws, in-depth, they have the ideal background for understanding and treating this complex disorder. Pure Dental Care have extensive additional training and experience. They can treat most cases of TMJ disorder with a comfortable oral appliance, made of safe, biocompatible materials.
Don’t let pain take control of your life. It’s time for you to take control of the pain. Call (855) 883-0355 and schedule an appointment today.Back to TMJ/TMD Page