Your temporomandibular joints (also known as TMJ) are small, but important parts of the body. They connect the lower jaw to the rest of the skull, allowing for easy, smooth movement when eating, speaking, and performing other necessary tasks. Unfortunately, this means that even the slightest pain or dysfunction in the jaw joints and related muscles can result in harrowing discomfort and other unpleasant symptoms. At Amazing Smiles, Dr. Narita and the rest of our dedicated staff want to help you regain the pain-free life you deserve – that’s why we offer dedicated TMJ therapy for patients in need. Contact our Allen location today to schedule your first appointment!
No two cases of TMJ disorder are the same, and the exact cause of your condition can be difficult to determine. In fact, it may arise because of a combination of complex factors, including genetics, an injury to the jaw, or the presence of bruxism (teeth grinding). However, there are some common symptoms that patients can look out for. They include:
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate to let Dr. Narita know during your next appointment. He can assess the health of your jaw joints with a diagnostic evaluation and determine whether TMJ disorder is the likely culprit. If our findings are positive, the following treatment options are available: