Also known as temporomandibular disorders, TMD disorders are typically caused by stress-induced teeth grinding or stiffness in the jaw. When you visit Robert E. Walinchus, DMD for a consultation, Dr. Robert Walinchus will help you determine the cause of your discomfort so that you can receive the proper treatment for the TMJ in Springfield, Pennsylvania. To find relief from your symptoms, please meet with our dentist at your earliest convenience.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
Our doctor can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with our doctor, we encourage you to contact us today.