If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your jaw, you may have TMJ – or temporomandibular joint disorder. This painful condition causes patients to not only suffer throughout the course of the day; they also often have difficulty sleeping. At Mosaic Dentistry, we know how TMJ can negatively affect people, which is why we are pleased to offer a variety of TMJ treatment options to our patients from throughout the Cedar Park, TX, area.
How to Know if You Have TMJ
Of course, the only real way to know if you have TMJ is by getting a diagnosis from your dentist or doctor. But there are some indications that you may have TMJ, including the following:
- Jaw pain or stiffness
- Earaches that spread into the facial area
- Soreness in front of either ear
- Jaw popping
- Teeth sensitivity
- Neck pain
- Bruxism (teeth grinding at night)
- Limited range of motion in the jaw
- Jaw locking
More Information about TMJ Treatment
Left untreated, the discomfort caused by TMJ will only get worse. Along with pain, TMJ makes it hard to chew food or get a good night’s sleep. At some point, TMJ may cause severe tooth and jaw issues that may require surgery. Fortunately, there are several non-surgical TMJ treatment options that can address the condition if it’s caught early on. Talk to your dentist today for more information.
Contact Our Office Today
If you believe that you or someone in your family might be suffering from TMJ, contact our Cedar Park, TX, office today. There’s no reason to let TMJ negatively impact the quality of your life! So reserve an appointment today with Dr. Conley or Dr. Azarnoush to find out if you suffer from TMJ and what the treatment options are. We are proud to serve patients from throughout the Cedar Park, TX, area, and we would be happy to welcome you to our patient family!