TMJ Treatment

The TMJ, or temporal-mandibular joint, is the joint that connects the head and the jaw. There are many causes of TMJ problems, including trauma, excess muscle tension, and teeth misalignment. In addition to the two bones that meet in this area, there are also five muscles and cartilage present, which means that if something goes wrong in this area, a lot can be affected. Problems with the TMJ have been linked to:

  • Pain or soreness in the jaw muscles or face
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Problems or soreness when closing and opening the mouth
  • Popping or clicking of the jaw

Because there are so many different causes and symptoms of TMJ disorders, there are many treatments available. Some options for TMJ treatment include wearing a night guard, replacing any missing teeth, adjusting the bite, correcting the alignment of teeth, and closing gaps between the teeth. It is important to fix TMJ problems as soon as possible in order to avoid the necessity of surgery. For more information on TMJ disorders and your treatment options, please call the office of Dr. Rosales in Dallas today.