If you’re experiencing jaw pain, discomfort when chewing, or unexplained headaches, you may be suffering from TMJ/TMD. At Wisconsin Dental Wellness, Dr. Lau is an expert when it comes to treating jaw issues and TMJ disorders. Dr. Lau will assess your mouth, discuss your symptoms, and work with you to develop an effective treatment plan.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly called TMJ or TMD, is a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. This is a small joint located directly underneath your ear that attaches your jaw to your skull. This joint is used in many daily activities including chewing, speaking, and yawning. If this joint becomes damaged or inflamed, you may develop a painful case of TMJ/TMD.
The causes of TMJ/TMD can vary widely and they include arthritis, joint overuse, teeth grinding (bruxism), and oral trauma. TMJ/TMD symptoms can also vary, based on the cause of the issue. However, symptoms typically include:
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, come in for a consultation with Dr. Lau right away and get the treatment you need.
Depending on the cause of your TMJ/TMD, a number of treatment options may be recommended. Lifestyle changes, for example, can help eliminate TMJ/TMD caused by jaw overuse. Teeth grinding can be addressed with a night guard, and TMJ/TMD caused by arthritis may be treated with corticosteroid injections. Dr. Lau will assess your jaw and joint, and discuss your symptoms in order to develop the proper treatment for your particular case.
At Wisconsin Dental Wellness, we will get you out of pain and restore your comfort if you suffer from TMD/TMJ. Our team will work with you to determine the root cause of your disorder, and help you find the treatment method that works best for your particular case. If you’re ready to get started and eliminate your jaw pain once and for all, give us a call at 608-912-0323 or stop by our office. We’re conveniently located at 821 S Main Street, Deforest, WI 53532.