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TMJ FAQsTMJ FAQs

Do you fear that you might be suffering from TMJ/TMD? Has someone told you that you might have this condition? If so, you will want to check out the following TMJ FAQs to get a better understanding of the condition, what to look for, treatments, and more at Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio.

What is TMJ?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. This is a disorder that affects many people, and it often goes undiagnosed since some people ignore it.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms?

One of the most common TMJ FAQs is what you should look for if you think you might be suffering. Many signs and symptoms exist. Some of the most common include headaches, sore or sensitive teeth, pain in the face, neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain, congestion of the ears, ringing in the ears, grinding of teeth, clicking and popping sounds and sensations in the jaw, trouble opening the mouth, loose teeth, and tingling in the fingertips. If you have any of these symptoms, or you feel that you might be suffering from TMJ, you will want to contact our Staten Island dentists.

What Causes TMJ?

A range of things can cause TMJ. Some of the most common of these include trauma and injuries to the jaw, scar tissue, a bad bite, teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, and degenerative arthritis.

What Are the Treatment Options?

Many treatment options can help TMJ. The dentists will want to make sure your pain goes away, and they can use an ULF-TENS machine to help. They will also want to stabilize the bite, and they can do this with an oral appliance.

Relieve TMJ Pain Today

You probably still have a few questions that were not covered in these TMJ FAQs. If so, be sure to get in touch with us by calling 718-984-7700 or visiting the contact page. Our Staten Island dentists look forward to helping you.