Am I a Candidate for TMJ Treatment?
If you have noticed that you have pain in your jaw and the surrounding muscles in the face, you might be suffering from TMJ. Those who have teeth that are crooked, crowded or misaligned may suffer, and you will want to find a way to deal with your TMJ, or TMD, problem as soon as possible. Fortunately, dentists have found ways to treat these issues. You should take some time to speak with one of our dentists in Staten Island to see if you might be a good candidate for TMJ treatment.
What Does It Take to Be a Candidate for TMJ Treatment?
If you are suffering from jaw pain and you hear a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your mouth, or while you are eating, you could be a good candidate. Many people also have chronic headaches, which can be a sign of TMJ. Some of the other signs that could make you a candidate for TMJ treatment include painful chewing, ringing in the ears and the jaw suddenly locking up for a short time.
If you do not get treatment when you are suffering from TMD, there is a chance that it will continue to get worse. One of the treatment options includes a splint, which you can wear that will help to readjust your bite. This will help to reduce the symptoms of TMJ.
Relieve TMJ Symptoms at Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio
Those who suffer from the symptoms mentioned here could make a great candidate for TMJ treatment. Take the time to get in touch with one of our dentists in Staten Island at Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio today. We are ready to help you learn more about this condition and how to treat it. Get in touch with us on our contact page or call us at 718-984-7700 so we can get started.