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What is a TMJ Disorder

Dr. Arora is an Airway Dentist with extensive experience in diagnosing & treating Jaw pain & TMJ issues that negatively impact your quality of life



What Causes Jaw Pain?

  • There are many factors that can contribute to jaw pain, but the most common is a long history of Teeth Grinding / Bruxism

  • This can happen BOTH during sleep & during the day

  • Teeth Grinding or Bruxism, causes jaw pain because it places pressure on the mouth muscles for a long period of time

  • We can also experience jaw pain from an uneven bite, such as an overbite or underbite

Do I Have A TMJ Disorder ?

  • A TMD has a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Popping or clicking while opening or closing your mouth

  • Inability to open the mouth fully

  • Deviation or Deflection upon opening the mouth

  • Jaw pain

  • Neck pain

  • Tension Headaches


How Is TMD Treated ?

  • The right treatment depends on the underlying reason for jaw pain

  • In case of Disc displacement , Orthotics may be needed

  • In case of Misaligned bite , Orthodontics / Oral surgery may be needed

  • In case of a Missing tooth , Implant may be needed

  • In case of Tooth Grinding , Night Guard may be needed

  • Airway centered dentistry enables our team to treat often complex concerns


Some home care remedies to try:

  • Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter pain reliever that can help

  • Holding a cold compress to the cheek will help reduce inflammation and swelling around the joint

  • Avoid eating chewy foods like Beef jerky

  • Avoid opening BIG Mouths

  • Relax and try to gently massage the areas

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