The temporomandibular joints are the complex system of joints that act as a hinge between your upper and lower jaws. To find the TMJ, place your hands right below your ears, on either side of your face. Like all joints in the body, the TMJ are subject to pain and inflammation, causing a condition known as TMJ disorder. At the office of Dr. David Seidman, our 10022 TMJ dentist provides leading-edge care with customized oral appliance therapy. Our goal is to improve your health and sense of wellbeing by providing relief from TMJ disorder.
If you have pain or difficulty moving your jaw, facial pain around the ears and mouth or if your jaw clicks or pops, be sure to discuss these symptoms with our 10022 TMJ dentist as they could indicate TMJ disorder. We’ll perform a comprehensive examination and discuss your dental and medical history to accurately diagnose TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder can be attributed to a number of causes including arthritis, bite problems, injuries and bruxism. Bruxism refers to a nightly teeth grinding habit, which places excess strain on the TMJ and can also cause teeth to chip and break. With a customized night guard that is designed to keep the upper and lower teeth slightly separated while you sleep, we can help prevent bruxism and alleviate harmful pressure on the TMJ. We’ll design your night guard to fit comfortably and precisely. Our friendly professional team will take the time to teach your how to properly utilize and care for your night guard, to ensure the best outcome of treatment.
At the office of Dr. David Seidman we provide convenient, personalized solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. Or 10022 TMJ dentist can provide much needed relief from TMJ disorder with a comfortable, portable and easy-to-use night guard. To learn more about TMJ disorder or to schedule an appointment, call today.