New Castle Dental Associates
92 Reads Way, Suite 200, New Castle, DE 19720

TMD/TMJ Treatment in New Castle, DE

Do you suffer from headaches or jaw tenderness? Do you hear a clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth wide? You could have a problem with your jaw joints.

Our dentist at New Castle Dental Associates is trained in TMJ therapy techniques designed to address the problems causing the TMJ pain. Call our office today at (302) 352-2321 to schedule an appointment.

What Is TMJ / TMD?

TMJ is the common name for the temporomandibular joints. These are the joints and jaw muscles located in front of the ear that make it possible for you to open and close your mouth. The temporomandibular joints make it possible for you to chew, speak, sing, and swallow. They also control the movements of the lower jaw so it can move forward, backward, and side-to-side.

Just like other types of joints, there is a ball and socket with a disc in-between. Sometimes there is a problem with how the temporomandibular joints function. TMD stands for temporamandibular joint and muscle disorder.

About 15 percent of people have chronic pain related to TMJ. Fortunately, our dentist in New Castle has several remedies that can help.

What Causes TMJ Disorder / TMD?

As many as 10 million Americans may have some level of TMJ pain, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The condition seems to impact women slightly more than men.

Possible causes of TMJ / TMD may include:

  • Jaw injury or jaw dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Teeth grinding
  • Clenched teeth
  • Stress
  • Tooth or jaw alignment problem

For many people, there is not an obvious reason for their jaw joint pain.

How Can the Dentist treat TMJ in New Castle?

Call our dentist to schedule an evaluation for TMJ. In many cases, the jaw tenderness, clicking noises, and headaches may be caused by an uneven bite or teeth grinding.

Our dentist will examine your teeth and bite to determine the best method to treat TMJ. Here are a few ways the dentist may be able to help:

  • Fix an uneven bite
  • Create a custom-made mouth protector (mouth guard or bite plate) to protect the teeth from teeth grinding
  • Recommend exercises to strengthen the jaw muscle
  • Recommend relaxation techniques to reduce stress

Our dentist will also talk to you about any habits such as chewing gum that may be aggravating the TMJ pain. Sometimes giving yourself a few days eating softer food can also help reduce the pain associated with TMJ.

Schedule a Consultation with our TMJ Dentist at New Castle Dental Associates

The first step is to find out what’s causing the jaw pain. Call New Castle Dental Associates today to schedule a TMJ consultation. The phone number is (302) 352-2321.

We look forward to helping you.

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