TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder can cause significant discomfort and affect your ability to chew and speak comfortably. At Willow Dental, we help diagnose and treat TMJ disorders, using state-of-the-art technology and personalized care plans to alleviate your symptoms and improve jaw function.

Your TMJ Doctors in New Berlin, WI

TMJ disorders affect the joint that connects your jaw to the sides of your skull, allowing you to open and close your mouth. These disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Our experienced dental team offers comprehensive evaluations to determine the precise cause of your symptoms and provide targeted treatments that may include mouthguards, physical therapy, medications, or more advanced interventions.

 

Woman experiencing tooth pain.
  • How do I know if I have TMJ?

    TMJ disorders can present a range of symptoms, some of which might also indicate other health issues. Common signs of TMJ include:

    • Persistent pain or tenderness in the jaw.
    • Aching pain in and around your ear.
    • Difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing.
    • Aching facial pain.
    • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
    • Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth, which may or may not be painful.

    If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult with one of our dentists who can perform a thorough examination and provide a proper diagnosis.

  • Why should I visit a dentist for TMJ Disorder?

    Dentists are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the jaw and facial muscles, including TMJ disorders. Visiting a dentist for TMJ issues is crucial because they can offer a range of treatments that non-dental healthcare providers might not provide. These include oral splints or mouthguards, physical therapy referrals, and in some cases, more complex treatments like occlusal adjustments or injections.

    A dentist can also ensure that symptoms aren’t related to other dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease, providing a comprehensive approach to your jaw pain.

     

More Questions?

If you have more questions about TMJ Disorder or treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Willow Dental

3333 S Sunny Slope Rd Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151
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Hours

Monday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone

262-505-1000

Email Address

willowdental@willow-dental.com