TMJ Treatment Newtown, PA

Does your jaw pop or click when you eat hard foods? Do you wake up with morning headaches? You may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders are caused by injury or stress on the temporomandibular joints. These joints aid in biting and chewing, as they connect the jawbone to the skull.

Patients with TMJ disorders often experience pain in the face or jaw, as well as nightly teeth grinding.

Our professional dental team provides TMJ treatment in Newtown, PA. They help restore oral health and physical health to patients with TMJ therapy treatments. TMJ therapy treatment is one of the restorative dentistry services our Newtown, PA office provides to the public.

TMJ Treatment in Newtown, Pennsylvania

Signs of TMJ

Common signs of TMJ disorders include:

  • Jaw and facial pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Toothaches
  • Earaches
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Cuts or sores inside the cheek
  • Muscle spasms
  • Teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
  • Jaw clicking or popping

Contact our office if you have noticed any of these TMJ symptoms. We will help you find the right treatment option for your specific TMJ problems.

Treatments for TMJ Disorders

Patients with TMJ symptoms can alleviate pain and discomfort with these treatments:

  • Exercises: We will often recommend physical therapy for our TMJ patients. During physical therapy appointments, they will learn certain exercises that reduce TMJ symptoms in the jaw, head, and neck.
  • Nutrition counseling: Some patients benefit from avoiding hard or chewy foods for several weeks. Eating a soft diet can reduce strain on the muscles and TMJ joints, allowing them to heal.
  • Spray and stretch: For this treatment, we spray a vapor coolant on a tender muscle. Then, we stretch out the muscle to help relieve pain.
  • Trigger point injections: These injections use a medicated needle injected into the TMJ muscles to relieve pain.
  • Occlusal splints: An occlusal splint is a custom oral appliance that is similar to a mouthguard. It prevents teeth clenching and grinding and can reduce stress on the facial and jaw muscles.

TMJ Treatment FAQs

What causes TMJ?

TMJ refers to the joint that connect the jaw to the skull, known as the temporomandibular joint. TMJ disorders may be caused by teeth grinding, stress, jaw injuries, misaligned teeth, or jaw injuries. There are a variety of factors that may cause TMJ disorders. In order to treat a TMJ disorder, it is important to determine what causes it.

What are the most common symptoms of TMJ?

The most common symptoms of TMJ include jaw pain, clicking or popping, jaw locking, headaches, and ringing ears. Patients may also experience muscle spasms in their face and difficulty chewing. If you are experiencing any of these you may have an issues with your temporomandibular joint.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

The amount of time it takes to treat TMJ disorders varies from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their TMJ disorder and what is causing it. Some patients may be able to alleviate their symptoms after a few weeks of treatment, while for others it may take a couple of months.

Request a Dental Appointment

Do you often find yourself clenching your jaw in stressful situations? Are you looking for a way to stop nightly teeth grinding? Call our office for TMJ treatment today at 267-692-2394. Schedule a dental consultation with us online.