Reno TMJ Disorder…It sounds pretty dire doesn’t it? It certainly can be! Your TMJ is your temporomandibular joint, the hinge that allows you and your mouth to function. Your TMJ helps you:
In other words, your TMJ allows you to open and close your mouth and exert pressure. When something goes wrong with this joint, it can cause all kinds of problems and pain. Don’t just live with it! Talk to your Wager Evans smile team about methods and treatments that can help.
Your Reno dentist is the one most familiar with your mouth; here at Wager Evans Dental we make it our mission to not only know your mouth but do everything in our power to keep it – and you – healthy and happy. That’s why we are often the first to notice signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder – even before symptoms get extremely disruptive.
TMJ disorder is a very common and often misdiagnosed health issue. There are too many causes to list them all but a few of the most common are:
- Connective tissue disease
- Trauma to the face or jaw
- Chronic bruxism
Common symptoms of TMJ trouble can include:
- Headaches or migraines
- Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders and back
- Jaw and facial pain
- Numbness or tingling in your fingers or arms
- Sensitive teeth or loose teeth
- Clenching or grinding
- Ringing and congestion in the ears
- Limited mouth opening
- Tooth fractures
- Worn teeth
We don’t want anyone dealing with that! That’s why we work with you to develop your individualized Reno TMJ treatment program.
Because every TMJ issue is unique, your treatment should be as well. Wager Evans Dental team will work with you to create your own, personalized plan. Treatments could include:
- Physical therapy
- Oral splints or mouthguards
- Restorative dentistry to help balance your bite, relax your jaw, and reverse damage
We will work with you, your physician, and any Reno medical professional necessary to help you find balance, get relief, and start smiling again!
If you are experiencing any symptoms of TMJ and would like a proper diagnosis along with some treatment plans, then come into Wager Evans Dental. Click here to request an appointment or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrowcreek, and all surrounding communities.