Do your jaws hurt whenever you chew, bite or move your jaw, talk or even yawn? Do you frequently hear popping sounds in your ears or have sore jaw muscles and ear-aches? Then might be you are suffering from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction or disorder. This specific condition can even give you constant head-aches and neck-pain.
What is TMJ?
TMJ rests just in front of the ears on both sides of your face, where the jaw links with the skull. The joint is backed up by several muscles, cartilage, ligaments and an intra-joint disk that enables the joint to move and accustom to different kinds of motions. Thus, the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is one of the joints that are needed throughout the day for any type of oral movements.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ Syndrome) is a term that denotessevere or long-term swelling of the TMJ. The dysfunction can result in intense pain and damage. The dental practise used to treat this kind of condition is termed as TMJ Therapy.
How will your Dentist treat you with TMJ Therapy in Sioux City, IA?
Firstly, our specialist Dr. John Welch at Whispering Creek Dentalwill analyse your symptoms and check your jaw. Then your doctor will feel and also listen to your jaw motions while you open and close your mouth. He will even monitor the frequency of motion. Simultaneously, your specialist will also observe your pain spots. If the specialist feels, you might be asked for dental X-rays, CT-Scan or may be even MRI for a further analysis. TMJ arthroscopy is used at times in the treatment of a TMJ disorder. During TMJ arthroscopy, your specialist puts a tiny thin tube (cannula) into the joint gap, and a tiny camera (arthroscope) is then planted to monitor the spot and to aid access to the diagnosis. After understanding your current situation, the specialist will draft a suitable treatment plan for you.
We value your smile!
Nowadays, with the emergence of modern and advanced technology and developed studies, we at Whispering Creek Dental are totally efficient in diagnosing your disease and assuredly render you hassle-free treatments for your TMJ troubles.
We will surely assist you to get your beautiful and confident smile back! With exceptional expertise in this field our specialist will render you the best treatment. The entire team of experienced dentists will be there always to attend to all your requirements with utmost care and diligence.