If you experience chronic headaches, a jaw that clicks, or tingling in the fingers, then you may suffer from problems with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder at any given time.
The two small joints at the base of your jaw under each ear ensure smooth, pain-free jaw motion. However, these joints are extremely sensitive. Physical and emotional stress, trauma, a misaligned bite, and other factors can cause these joints to function improperly, resulting in pain that can manifest itself throughout the body.
Dr. Russ and Dr. Sender of Broadway Dental offer non-surgical treatment to remedy TMJ problems and restore comfortable function. Following an in-depth examination, an evaluation of your symptoms, and a review of your TMJ questionnaire, the doctor may recommend oral appliance therapy. A small, comfortable, and custom-fitted nightguard alleviates stress on jaw joints and muscles. Migraines and other TMJ-related pain disappear as stressed oral structures return to normal.
Experience comprehensive dentistry focused on your smile’s health and beauty. Call Broadway Dental today to schedule an appointment with Drs. Russ and Sender. Our office, located in Hicksville, is close to all major parkways and the Hicksville Railroad Station.