At Fairbanks Family Dental Care, we are proud to offer temporomandibular joint dysfunction, otherwise known as TMJ, treatments to provide relief for our patients. TMJ is caused by an inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.
What are the symptoms of TMJ?
TMJ causes pain and discomfort along the jawbone and can make it painful to even move your jaw. While jaw pain and discomfort don’t always equate to TMJ, if you are also experiencing headaches, trouble chewing, or pain in the face, jaw, and ear, you’re more than likely experiencing TMJ.
While at-home treatments such as ice packs and pain relievers are the first step in remediating the symptoms of TMJ, if your pain does not alleviate, we recommend seeking medical treatment from your dentist. We will identify the cause of your pain and recommend the best treatment plan and course of action to help you feel better as soon as possible.