TMJ disorders, commonly referred to as TMJ, is often associated with an irritating "pop" or "click" sound that your jaw may make when setting into place.
The area that is effected - the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull—may also become painful, and perhaps even prohibit you from closing and opening your mouth properly. Dental discomfort, severe jaw pain, headaches, migraines, toothaches, earaches and tenderness around your jaw joint areas are all symptoms of TMJ.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Kirian, DDS was trained at The Dawson Academy—a highly reputed and intensive training academy—where he focused on TMJ treatment and occlusion. Through extensive training, and this extended education, Dr. Kirian received an in-depth study on TMJ, and is equipped to properly and effectively handle patients suffering from this disorder.
TMJ disorder, or TMD, can be caused by several contributors, including:
- Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Teeth Grinding (Bruxism). The most common factor that contributes to TMD and can cause altered tooth structure or receding gums
- Other varied trauma
If you are experiencing discomfort related to TMJ, it is also possible that your teeth are not lining up properly. In this case, the TMJ treatment option occlusal adjustment, may be the best recommendation, as it is aimed to align your teeth properly. After a complete, comprehensive exam equilibration may be determined to be the best treatment option. Dr. Kirian will tailor your treatment solution in the most efficient way to properly align your joint.