Few dentists are as skilled and qualified at evaluating and treating issues related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as those who trained in advanced dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies like Dr. Charles Janes at Innovative Dental of St. Louis. Dr. Janes can attest to the far-reaching effects that untreated TMJ dysfunctions (TMD) have on health and wellness, and to the fact that these problems are often misunderstood or undiagnosed.
If you think you might be suffering from dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ/TMD), or you have a loved one who may be struggling with this challenging and far-reaching neuromuscular issue, please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or by telephone at 636-778-3355 to learn more about TMJ treatment with Dr. Janes.
Do You Have a Temporomandibular Disorder?
First, you need to know about the temporomandibular joint and its proper function. This is essentially your jaw joint and controls all of the functionality of your mouth and face including how you speak and chew. When your TMJ is misaligned, it can cause or exacerbate any number of medical and dental symptoms.
TMJ disorders tend to be caused by:
- Arthritis or other degenerative diseases
- Tooth grinding
Experts reports that between 5 and 12 percent of the world's adult population suffer from some degree of TMD. The disorder is more prevalent in women than men.
Symptoms of TMD
Some of the most common signs of temporomandibular disorders include:
- Frequent headaches
- Jaw pain
- Ear ringing
- Ear congestion
- Ear pain
- Popping or clicking noises in the jaw
A skilled, thorough dentist trained in the latest advanced dental and neuromuscular practices and treatments can determine the best way to address your TMD before it becomes worse.
When you're ready to learn more about how to treat your TMJ/TMD with Dr. Janes, please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or by telephone at 636-778-3355 to book your appointment.