Treatment for TMJ Problems in Fanwood
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. Like any joint in the body, the TMJ can wear down or become inflamed, leading to pain and mobility restriction. TMJ problems may be caused by injury, teeth grinding during sleep, and many other factors. When these problems occur, patients may find themselves unable to chew or even speak without discomfort. Fortunately, modern dentistry can help.
Your dentist can examine your mouth and jaws to identify the source of the problem. They may then recommend treatments, such as a custom night splint, to help reduce pain and restore mobility.