TMJ actually means Temporo-Mandibular Jointis, a type of joint that bonds the upper jaw with the lower. This is an extremely intricate joint of our body which has multiple movements like back and forth motion, rotation, and side-to-side motion. TMD (Temporo Mandibular joint Disorder) is a collective term used to describe the problems associated with the temporomandibular joint.
The general symptoms of TMJ are:
The risk factors associated with TMJ are usually hereditary factors, hormones, low-grade infections, auto-immune disorders, stress, and bruxism (involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth). Dentists who are well equipped with information and experience regarding TMJ can comfortably diagnose and treat the patients with such problems. The usual treatments of TMJ are installation of Night Guards or Mouth Guards, and performing few bite corrections. Your Saratoga dentist, Dr. Prasad will suggest the best treatment options that suit you.
If you are experiencing any TMJ problems or symptoms that are mentioned above, you can always call Argonaut Dental at (408) 867-1800 for a consultation.
Dr. Prasad will always be ready to help you out by analyzing your condition and recommending you the most appropriate dental treatment that suits you in every way.