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Have you heard about TMJ dentistry or need to receive treatment to improve problems involving your jaw muscles? We are pleased to offer a few potential treatments to address complications affecting the TMJ to help you have better oral health.

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) function to attach the lower jaw to your skull. If this complex network becomes damaged and stops functioning as it should, you may begin to experience negative sensations such as jaw pain or a stiff and sore jaw, a popping or clicking noise, headaches and ear pain. While these symptoms may not be absolute signs of a TMJ disorder or TMJ problem, it’s important that you visit the doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.

At IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our doctor can help you improve TMJ-related issues after you have received an injury or developed displaced jaw structure that is causing you discomfort. It is often possible to correct these problems with simple and straightforward treatment such as adjusting your diet or making a habit of performing daily jaw exercises. However, complex problems often require the use of an appliance to stabilize the jaw, or even perform oral surgery. Similarly, if you struggle with tooth grinding at night that is causing a TMJ disorder, you may need to receive a custom dental appliance that cushions the teeth at night and prevents grinding to relieve TMJ issues.

To learn more about treating TMJ problems in Rochester, New York, you are welcome to schedule a consultation with Dr. Indra Quagliata by contacting IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 585-475-0140 today. Our goal is to alleviate your concerns and help you have improved jaw health.