There is a joint located on either side of your head in front of your ears that connects your jaw to the temporal bone of your skull. This joint is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and it is responsible for allowing your jaw to move properly. The TMJ is essential to eating, chewing, yawning, and speaking comfortably. Due to stress, teeth grinding, and other factors, the TMJ can become damaged or strained, leading to TMJ disorders. At our dental office, we provide effective TMJ treatment for a healthier, happier smile and life. Our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Castellarin, may suggest TMJ treatment in Mayfield, Ohio if:
- Your jaw becomes stuck or locked when you open your mouth wide
- There are clicking, popping, or grating sounds when you move your jaw
- You experience pain or difficulty when eating or speaking
- There is pain or tenderness in the jaw, face, or ears
There are many different types of treatments for TMJ disorders, and we will work with you to determine what is best for your smile. Treatments range from basic, at-home treatments to custom-made night guards to reposition your jaw during sleep. No matter your individual needs, our talented dental team has a solution. For more information about our TMJ treatments, please contact our dental office today!