TMJ/TMD Treatments

TMJ Dentist In Inver Grove Heights, MN

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD.

What Is TMJ?

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement. For some people, oral pain comes as the result of tooth decay or gum disease. But for others, jaw problems can be the source of significant discomfort. If you’ve been suffering from TMJ or TMD, Minnesota Dental Arts may be able to help. At our practice in Inver Grove Heights, MN, we offer neuromuscular dentistry services designed to address issues relating to jaw pain and misalignment.

Symptoms Of TMD Include:

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

Should you notice any of these symptoms, let us know. We can help indicate the presence of TMD and create an effective treatment just for you.

What Can You Do To Prevent TMD?

There are a few simple steps you can take at home or work to prevent TMD from becoming more severe or from even occurring at all:

  • Relax your face — remember the rule: “Lips together, teeth apart.”
  • Avoid grinding your teeth
  • Avoid constant gum chewing
  • Don’t cradle the phone receiver between your head and shoulder — either use a headset or hold the receiver to your ear
  • Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth
  • Do not sit with your chin rested on your hand
  • Practice good posture — keep your head up, back straight, and shoulders squared

Let Us Diagnose & Treat You

At Minnesota Dental Arts, we’re here to diagnose your TMJ or TMD and offer you options for treatment. At our Inver Grove Heights, MN practice, we treat each patient as an individual, and we’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and identify ways to alleviate your discomfort.

Don’t suffer with oral or facial pain when help is available. Contact Minnesota Dental Arts if you think you may be suffering from TMD. Dr. Kamel will create an effective treatment just for you.

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