Savannah, GA (PRWEB) March 27, 2018
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disease, is a progressive and potentially serious condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms. Over time, TMJ can lead to permanent damage to the jaw joint and the supporting structures, but proper diagnosis and treatment can halt or even reverse it. For prospective patients in the Savannah area, Savannah Dental Solutions is offering a complimentary TMJ consultation.
What Is TMJ?
TMJ occurs when the temporomandibular joint becomes misaligned. This joint normally operates like a smooth, sliding hinge, but TMJ restricts movement and causes pain. TMJ may occur after jaw trauma, but often develops without any apparent cause.
TMJ causes the teeth to become misaligned. Chewing pulls the joint further out of alignment in an attempt to straighten the bite. This causes extreme pressure in the joint capsule, which can lead to the clicks, pops, and pain reported by many TMJ sufferers.
Symptoms of TMJ
Everyone’s experience with TMJ is unique. Still, most people who suffer from this disease report some or all of the most common symptoms:
- Jaw pain
- Jaw lockup
- Clicking, grating, or popping sounds in the jaw, especially when chewing or yawning
- Difficulty chewing
- Pain in the face, ear, or head
The goal of TMJ treatment is to relax the jaw and realign the bite. Many mild cases can be treated at home, but more complex or severe cases generally need in-office treatment. Common techniques include, but are not limited to:
- Ice packs
- Relaxation exercises
- Physical therapy
- Functional reconstruction
About Savannah Dental Solutions
Married dentists Chad and Alexandra Schnabel welcome new patients to Savannah Dental Solutions. From caring children’s dentistry to high-tech cosmetic procedures and even full-mouth reconstruction, they blend the latest technology with traditional customer-oriented values. Those who are ready to start their journey to better oral health can call today at (912) 354-1366. The office is located at 9A Medical Arts Center, Savannah, GA 31405. For more information, visit http://savannahdentalsolutions.com.