Dr. Bruno Giglio may recommend TMJ/TMD treatment if you have significant jaw pain making it difficult to chew the foods you enjoy. TMJ is the joint that connects your lower jaw to the rest of your head, and when it becomes stressed, it can result in a TMJ disorder. Some of the major causes for developing a TMJ disorder include:
- Teeth grinding in your sleep
- Misaligned or injured jaw
- Different types of arthritis
- A history of TMJ in your family
- Stress on your jawbone
With a visit to MI Smile Team, our dentist can evaluate your jaw to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and provide the right treatment you need. The type of treatment for TMJ will vary depending on the severity of your case. This may include wearing a mouthguard to bed, practicing stress management techniques, receiving restorative dentistry treatment, undergoing jaw surgery or performing daily facial exercises.
Signs you may have TMJ are:
- Frequent clicking or popping in your jaw
- Difficulty opening your mouth to chew meals
- Painful headaches
- Facial swelling and earaches
If you are starting to experience any of these symptoms of TMJ, please give us a call at 586-254-3860 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bruno Giglio in Sterling Heights, Michigan.