The Answers to Questions About TMJ

TMJ is the acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder. It involves plain and compromised movement in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. If you have questions about this disorder, our dentist, Dr. Park Avenue Oral Surgery, is more than happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. To give you the information you need, he is happy to provide answers to commonly asked questions about TMJ here:

Q: How can I relieve TMJ pain?
A: Home remedies include taking over-the-counter pain medications, using heat or cold packs to soothe the jaw joints, and eating soft foods. Professional treatments typically include the use of BOTOX® or even arthroscopic surgery. Your dentist might recommend the use of a mouthguard if your TMJ disorder is caused by chronic teeth grinding.

Q: Who can treat the TMJ disorder?
A: Your dentist can treat the TMJ disorder. You can also visit your primary care physician, a physical therapist or an oral and maxillofacial specialist.

Q: What are the symptoms of the TMJ disorder?
A: Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, clicking sounds in the jaw, locking of the jaw and jaw soreness.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about TMJ in New York, New York, please contact Park Avenue Oral Surgery and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 212-644-7009 and we will be more than happy to help you!