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Everything You Need to Know About TMJ March 17, 2017

New Britain, Hartford County
Everything You Need to Know About TMJ, New Britain, Connecticut

If you’ve been suffering from jaw discomfort or persistent migraines, you may have a jaw condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull, which is why it’s common to experience pain around your mouth as well as your ears and head.

Serving residents in New Britain, CT, for 28 years, Dr. Eric Gladstein and the friendly staff at Gladstein Dental Center offer a broad range of dental services, from cosmetic dentistry to pain management solutions. Here, their trusted dental professionals explain everything you need to know about TMJ, including the symptoms and treatment options.

What Is TMJ?

TMJThe temporomandibular joints are located on either side of the head, and they work directly with muscles, ligaments, and bones to help you chew, yawn, and talk. When these joints aren’t working properly, you may experience pain or tension around your ears, head, and mouth.

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?

Common symptoms include lockjaw, clicking noises, and toothaches, as well as pain when chewing or biting. Migraines, hearing loss, and pain in the neck, face, and shoulders are also associated ailments.

What Treatment Are Available for TMJ?

Because the symptoms of TMJ can also arise from other conditions, it’s crucial to see a dentist who can provide a professional diagnosis. While there are no official cures, your dentist may prescribe painkillers or offer various techniques to relieve your discomfort. Depending on the severity of the condition, surgery may be the last resort.

If you hear clicking noises from your jaw or popping in your ears, visit a dentist as soon as possible. Call (860) 223-1162 to set up a consultation with Dr. Eric Gladstein at Gladstein Dental Center. You can also visit the website for more information about the practice and their comprehensive array of dental services. 

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