What is TMJ?
TMJ is an acronym that refers to your temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint. TMJ has also been used to describe the symptoms related to jaw pain or other issues related to TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. If you suffer from TMD, you may deal with symptoms such as frequent headaches, jaw, neck, or shoulder pain, tenderness when biting or chewing, worn teeth, or your jaw locking open or closed. Managing these symptoms can significantly improve your quality of life.
Dr. Steinberg and Dr. Farahani take a comprehensive approach to treating patients with TMD. The root cause of this disorder is different for every patient, and it is critical to determine exactly what's causing your pain to effectively plan treatment for it. We use state-of-the-art technology called the T-Scan to effectively determine the optimal position for your jaw, which will help your muscles relax and in turn alleviate your symptoms.
The treatment we recommend is unique for each patient but may include wearing an oral appliance or using dental restorations to adjust and rebalance your bite by reshaping your teeth.
Don't let debilitating jaw pain hold you back from living your best life when relief is just a phone call away! Contact your Austin dentist today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your treatment options.