TMJ Therapy in St. Louis
Issues with your temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ, can cause severe pain and distress. While an occasional twinge of pain isn't cause for worry, if you suffer from long-lasting and continual pain in your mouth, face, neck, or jaw, you should consult Dr. John Martin and determine if you could benefit from TMJ therapy in St. Louis.
What is TMJ?
Each person has a joint on either side of their jaw that acts as a "hinge" and connects their jaw to their skull. If a person suffers a jaw injury, has arthritis, or there is a history of TMJ issue in their family, they could experience severe pain in their temporomandibular joint.
The most common symptoms of TMJ problems are jaw pain, face pain, pain when chewing, and a clicking sound or pain when opening your jaw. If your TMJ is causing you continual pain or discomfort, you could benefit from TMJ therapy in St. Louis.
What Happens if TMJ isn't Treated?
If you are experiencing continual pain or discomfort in your face or jaw, over time, this could result in damage to your oral health and teeth if it's not treated with TMJ therapy in St. Louis.
If your TMJ pain is caused by teeth grinding that is left ignored or a "clicking" sound or pain when opening your mouth, this can cause your teeth to become worn-down and severe jaw inflammation from the constant, irregular movement.
How is TMJ Therapy Performed?
When you visit Martin Dental & Associates, during your initial consultation, Dr. Martin will discuss your symptoms and examine your oral health. After developing an understanding of your symptoms, Dr. Martin will create a personalized plan to treat your TMJ pain.
The most common methods of TMJ therapy in St. Louis include dental splints, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. If your pain hasn't improved or you are unhappy with the method of treatment being used, after a period of time, Dr. John Martin can adjust your treatment accordingly or recommend an alternative form of treatment. Nothing matters more to Dr. Martin than your oral health and comfort.
Interested in TMJ Therapy in St. Louis?
If you have severe pain or discomfort in your face, neck, or jaw, and you need relief, you need Dr. Martin to perform TMJ therapy in St. Louis.
Dr. Martin is a leader in the St. Louis dental industry and has nearly three decades of experience as a dentist in St. Louis.
For more information on TMJ and why you should have Dr. John Martin perform TMJ therapy in St. Louis to put an end to your pain and suffering, call (314) 739-1222 (Maryland Heights Location), (573) 764-2425 (Gerald Location), or contact Martin Dental & Associates today.