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Manhattan Dental Practices

236 East 36th Street, Lower Level

New York, New York 10016

Phone: 212.519.2288

Hours:

Monday       9am - 6pm

Tuesday       9am - 6pm

Wednesday 9am - 6pm

Thursday     9am - 6pm

Friday         9am - 3pm

Saturday   10am - 4pm

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TMJ Treatment

An imbalanced bite can trigger a range of problems as the jaw joints overcompensate in order to achieve a balanced resting position. TMJ disorder treatment by a dentist can achieve the balance needed to stop inflammation, facial pain, headaches, and other symptoms.

Unlike a toothache, the symptoms of TMJ disorder are often easy to dismiss as stress. In fact, stress is sometimes a major contributing factor. However, because pain and other symptoms are not always persistent, it might be tempting to delay making an appointment even if you think you are experiencing TMJ disorder. However, the longer you wait, the more damage the condition can cause. As with any health issue, the sooner it is addressed, the better.

Why is TMJ treatment best for me?

Relief: Treatment can eradicate symptoms such as pain in and around the joint, clicking when opening and closing your mouth, a locked jaw, and headaches.

 

Long-Term Benefits: By realigning the jaw, your dentist can prevent long-term harm, such as worn teeth, increased vulnerability to tooth decay, and serious joint damage. 

 

A Better Quality of Life: In the long run, TMJ treatment can improve your quality of life by relieving persistent and often debilitating symptoms that can compromise your mood and general wellbeing. 

 

Greater Affordability: In the long run, early TMJ treatment reduces the need for repeated and expensive procedures later in life.

 

What are the treatment options?

  • Custom Mouthguards can prevent you from damaging your teeth while grinding during sleep.

  • Orthodontics can prevent you from damaging your teeth while grinding during sleep.

  • Prosthodontics such as dental crowns can restore a balanced bite.

  • Reshaping Teeth can achieve better balance and relieve tension in the TMJs.

  • BOTOX® Medical injections can relax strained jaw muscles.

  • Medications such as pain relievers or anti-inflammatories to ease discomfort, low doses of antidepressants to control bruxism, or muscle relaxants to reduce spasms.

  • Surgery, in serious cases and only as a last resort, can repair the joints

Book your appointment for a free consultation now!