Are you seriously fed up with not finding a way to stop your TMJ pain in New Oxford? Maybe you’ve tried a chiropractor. Or perhaps you’ve been working to manage your pain and discomfort in partnership with your doctor. You’re trying to feel better, but you’re still left with recurring headaches, neck pain, jaw popping, and teeth grinding.
Or how about these symptoms? Do any of them sound familiar to you (or someone in your family)? Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD or TMJ) could be to blame!
- Tingling in your fingertips
- Stiff, sore neck, shoulders, or back
- Facial pain
- Numbness in arms and fingers
- Ear congestion
None of these are fun to experience, especially if it’s become part of your everyday life. Dr. Kari Stuntz and Dentistry on the Square is here to help!
What are the Biggest Causes of TMJ in New Oxford?
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimated that nearly 10 million Americans have TMD. You don’t belong as part of this statistic. We’re here to help! Every person we meet with TMJ issues are different. Sometimes it’s because people get hit in the face. Other times its whiplash from an accident. Some people have problems because they’ve lost a tooth or two.
There’s one more common cause that we see, and that’s teeth grinding, especially at night. You might be clenching and grinding away all night without even knowing it! If this is true for you, Dr. Stuntz can get you set up with a special sleep study. She can use the study data to analyze your case and your symptoms further. If necessary, Dr. Stuntz can also get you fitted for a custom mouthguard to help stop teeth grinding and your pain for good!
We hope you learned a little bit about TMD/TMJ. It’s part of dentistry that often gets overlooked but finding the right treatment solution can give you a new lease on life. If jaw pain or teeth grinding is affecting you or someone in your family, set aside some time to come to our office and talk to Dr. Stuntz. She’s equipped with the experience, expertise, and technology to assess your situation. Better yet, she can help you get out of pain and get out there and live life again. Life is short. You deserve it!