There are a number of things that can cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems from injury to misaligned bite to stress. That particular joint receives a lot of use during the day from chewing and talking, so anything that creates undue or uneven stress can lead to painful symptoms.
Fortunately, there are treatments that can alleviate the discomforts associated with TMJ. Whether it’s headaches, sore jaw, sinus problems, clicking and popping of the joint or some other symptom, there are ways to make it better. Dr. Mal Braverman in NYC can recommend an effective TMJ treatment, as well as a host of other dental procedures, including invisible braces.
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Here are some of the common causes of TMJ:
Malocclusion refers to when the bite doesn’t align and teeth don’t fit together correctly. This results in an improper bite, which can cause excessive tension on the jaw muscles. Sometimes this results from crooked, broken or worn teeth, but it can also result from improper dental work, which is why it is so important to go to an experienced dentist with a good reputation.
Some people might not even realize that they have a misaligned bite, because they are used to it. It can also be the result of ill-fitting dentures. Whatever the cause, the uneven stress placed on muscles as they try to compensate can lead to TMJ problems.
It is possible, although rare, for an injury to the jaw to cause TMJ problems. This can happen when the damage is done directly to the joint, as it can knock the jaw out of alignment. Inflammation from injury can cause a wide range of TMJ symptoms, including hearing loss.
A whiplash injury to the neck that damages jaw muscles can also cause TMJ symptoms. When TMJ problems result from injury, they can be hard to diagnose, but a dentist who is experienced in TMJ treatment will know what to look for.
Stress sometimes causes people to grind their teeth or clench their jaw continually, which puts undue stress on the muscles and joints. It can happen at night during sleep, so people may not even be aware of it. Over time, this constant stress will lead to painful symptoms.
These are just a few of the common causes of TMJ problems. Dr. Mal Braverman can recommend effective treatments to diminish painful symptoms. He is a trusted name in NYC, and many celebrities and television personalities have used his dentistry services.
He can recommend a whole range of services, from treatment for TMJ to invisible braces, to overcome any tooth problems. To schedule an appointment, Call Him At 212-688-3838 Today!