TMJ Therapy in Melbourne, FL
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder affects millions of Americans and can cause a variety of painful or annoying symptoms. Common problems associated with TMJ disorder include headaches, migraines, jaw pain, earaches, and dizziness. Dr. Chenet takes a patient-centered approach to TMJ disorder and can help you determine the best method of treatment for your symptoms.
TMJ disorder refers to a disruption of the nerves, joints, and muscles involved in chewing. The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) can become misaligned due to stress, injury, illness, or other factors. This creates strain on the surrounding muscles and nerves and often results in chronic pain or difficulty chewing. As your general dentist, Dr. Chenet will examine your jaw joints and muscles, as well as your occlusion (bite) to determine the source of your discomfort.
Treatment for TMJ disorder ranges from patient to patient, depending on the causes and the severity of symptoms . Dr. Chenet may recommend an oral appliance that re-aligns the jaw joints. Patients may also be advised to avoid chewing gum, crunchy foods, and extensive jaw movement. Focused facial relaxation and over-the-counter analgesics can provide relief, as well. Dr. Chenet will guide you to the appropriate treatment and make recommendations for conservative therapies to combat TMJ pain.