Millions of Americans endure the debilitating symptoms, such as neck aches, ringing in the ears, headaches, and jaw popping. With TMJ dysfunction, the temporomandibular joints, which connect the upper and lower jaw, are misaligned. As a result, jaw muscles are overworked, inflammation of the nerves occurs, and you experience pain and/or oral function problems. TMJ dysfunction symptoms include, but are not limited to:
To relieve your discomfort, Dr. Nelson will examine your whole mouth. Once he understands the cause of your pain, he can recommend the appropriate treatment to stop correct the bite misalignment. TMJ therapy often includes muscle exercises, stress management, moist heat, and an oral appliance called an NTI-tss, which stops grinding and clenching to give you relief.
Call our Lutz dental office for your appointment with Dr. Nelson to discuss TMJ therapy. We serve patients from New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’ Lakes, and surrounding areas with exceptional care. Let us help you achieve a healthy, comfortably functioning smile.