If you have problems or pain in your jaw then make an appointment with Dr. Sedaros, oral surgeon in Melbourne, FL, because there is treatment for TMJ. While no one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely, there is treatment available that takes time to become effective.
WebMD explains, “The cause of TMD is not clear, but dentists believe that symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or with the parts of the joint itself. Injury to the jaw, temporomandibular joint, or muscles of the head and neck – such as from a heavy blow or whiplash – can cause TMD. Other possible causes include:
- Grinding or clenching the teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the TMJ
- Dislocation of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket
- Presence of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the TMJ
- Stress, which can cause a person to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth.”
While you may realize that you are clenching your teeth due to stress, it can be difficult to stop that reflex unless you are aware you are doing it, which is why we recommend making an appointment with our office. There are various treatment options that Dr. Sedaros can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, Dr. Sedaros and his oral surgery specialists will determine the proper course of treatment. If you are in need of oral and maxillofacial surgery then please give Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants a call today to schedule an appointment.