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What Is TMJ & How Can a Dentist Deal With This in Miami, FL

What Is TMJ & How Can a Dentist Deal With This in Miami, FL
The TMJ is among the more complex joints in the entire body so it can lend itself to several disorders if one or more specific parts of the joint start to function abnormally.

Has your dentist mentioned to you that you have TMJ disorder? If you are inquisitive about the facts behind TMJ disorder, or popularly known as TMJ, you have come to the right place. Our team is going to give you the best ideas and treatments about TMJ disorder.

 Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a pain in the jaw joint that can be caused by various medical problems. The TMJ is connected to the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. The muscles on the face that control chewing are also connected to the lower jaw.

Problems that may occur in this area can lead to head and neck pain, facial pain, ear pain, headaches, a jaw that is locked in position or extremely difficult to open, problems when it comes to biting, and jaw clicking or popping sounds when you bite. The temporomandibular joint syndrome is also known as the temporomandibular joint disorder. Generally, more women than men have TMJ syndrome.


Overall, researchers agree that the conditions are categorized into three. First, myofascial pain includes discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function. Next, the internal derangement of the joint includes a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condyle. Then, arthritis is a group of degenerative/inflammatory joint disorders that can directly affect the temporomandibular joint. A person may possess one or more of these conditions at the same time. These conditions are distinctly open to be more common in women than men. Trauma to the jaw or temporomandibular joint plays a bigger role in some TMJ disorders cause, but mostly the exact cause of the condition is not vivid. 


For most people, symptoms seem to begin without a clear reason. Since TMJ is more common in women than in men, scientists are exploring a possible link between female hormones and TMJ disorders. Several symptoms may be connected to TMJ disorders like pain in the jaw joint or chewing muscles. 

Some symptoms such as jaw muscle stiffness, pain that radiates in the face, jaw, or neck, locking or limited movement of jaws, when opening or closing the mouth there is a painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint, and the upper and lower teeth fitting together are changed.


At Ismile, Dr. Sonia Olivares will help you with your TMJ condition whenever you have persistent pain or tenderness in your jaw, or if you have difficulty able to open or close your jaw completely. Dr. Sonia Olivares will take note of your symptoms, take a detailed medical history, and examine problem areas, including the head, neck, face, and jaw for tenderness, clicking, popping, or difficulty with movement, if needed the doctor might also recommend imaging studies like an x-ray. We can provide TMJ Treatments and solutions immediately.


Some people are not just aware how important the position of the teeth in their mouth can mean, however, Dr. Sonia Olivares of ISmile having 27 years of dental experience and practice on neuromuscular dentistry in South Florida can show you! What this can mean to you is relief from facial pain or bite / chewing issues from misaligned teeth, for example. Neuromuscular dentistry takes into account the muscles and joints of your jaw that play a major role in teeth alignment and overall functioning of your mouth.


Call Ismile at 305-620-8272, or you may contact us at,our team of dentists would be happy to help you with your TMJ condition, or for any dental solutions at TMJ Treatment Brickell, TMJ Treatment Doral, and TMJ Treatment Miami at your convenience.

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