Effective TMJ Treatment in NYC
Are you among the 40 million Americans who suffer from a TMJ disorder? TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, is the hinge that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. It contributes to your ability to speak, eat, and more. When you experience TMJ pain, more than your oral health is at risk. Here at the office of Dr. Kenn Kakosian, we understand the importance of relieving your TMJ pain. With over three decades of experience as a dental practice, you can trust we provide the highest quality care. We offer comprehensive services to solve all your dental and TMJ concerns.
Signs You May Suffer From TMJ Disorder
If you are experiencing joint pain or discomfort or you can hear noises when you move your jaw, you may need TMJ therapy. These are not the only telltale symptoms of TMJ dysfunction (TMD). Studies find that nearly 75 percent of TMD sufferers are women under the age of 40. Females between the ages of 19 – 40 are the most likely to be affected, but anyone, regardless of age or gender, may experience TMJ pain. Unfortunately, TMD can affect more than your jaw, leading to more severe symptoms and pain. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may suffer from TMJ disorder:
- Pain or stiffness in jaw
- Lockjaw, or limited mobility in jaw
- Clicking or popping noises when using jaw
- Changes in your bite
- Clenching or grinding teeth
- Chipped, worn, or cracked teeth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or eating
- Pain or pressure behind eyes
- Tinnitus, or ringing in ears
- Dizziness, vertigo, or loss of balance
- Issues with posture
- Sore throat
- Numbing or tingling sensations in the arms or hands
- Pain in face, shoulders, neck, or back
- Excessive snoring or sleep apnea
Causes of TMJ Pain
Many factors can cause TMJ dysfunction. Improper bite, or malocclusions, such as overbite, underbite, or crossbite, can be the culprit. The answer is not always related to your dental health, however. Emotional and biochemical imbalances can also cause TMD. This means you are at a higher risk of developing temporomandibular joint dysfunction when you experience heightened stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, anger, fatigue, and frustration. These emotional imbalances can lead to excessive teeth grinding, or bruxism. Related habits, such as biting nails, chewing gum, open-mouthed yawning, and bad posture, can aggravate your TMJ. Biochemical imbalances that can cause TMD result from eating certain foods, vitamins, and minerals. Jaw tension can manifest as a hormonal reaction to caffeine, alcohol, and other related substances.
TMJ Treatment You Can Trust
Here at the office of Dr. Kenn Kakosian, we are dedicated to providing you with immediate relief. We understand relieving your TMJ pain can drastically improve your overall wellness. To better treat each patient’s unique symptoms, we offer a variety of treatment options, all at an affordable price. Fortunately, oral surgery is rarely necessary for treating temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Instead, we turn to numbing agents, electrical neural stimulation therapy, trigger point injections, and other immediate relief tactics. If your condition persists, we may move on to treatment utilizing orthodontic appliances that improve your bite and jaw position. We are happy to walk you through all your options for TMJ therapy during your initial complimentary consultation.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today
You don’t have to spend another day suffering through painful TMD symptoms. Contact Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS today. Among the best in NYC, our expert care will set you up for quick relief. We will help you identify the triggers or your TMJ pain so you can address the problem where it starts. Choose quality care that won’t break the bank. Choose to overcome your TMJ disorder pain. Schedule your visit with Dr. Kenn Kakosian of DentAlign NYC today.