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Comprehensive TMJ Treatment at Dental Healing Arts NJ

Welcome to Dental Healing Arts NJ, your trusted destination for comprehensive dental care in Marlboro, NJ. Led by Dr. Keith Dobrin, our practice is committed to providing personalized and effective solutions for all your dental needs, including the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

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What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex hinge joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. It plays a crucial role in everyday activities such as chewing, speaking, and yawning. When this joint becomes inflamed or damaged, it can lead to a range of painful symptoms collectively known as TMJ disorders.

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Symptoms of TMJ Disorders:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Locking of the jaw joint
  • Headaches or earaches
  • Facial pain or discomfort

Diagnosis and Evaluation:

At Dental Healing Arts NJ, we take a comprehensive approach to diagnose and evaluate TMJ disorders. Dr. Keith Dobrin will perform a thorough examination of your jaw joint, muscles, and bite pattern. We may also utilize advanced imaging techniques such as X-rays or MRI scans to assess the underlying condition accurately.

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Causes of TMJ Disorders:

TMJ disorders can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw injury or trauma
  • Misalignment of the jaw or teeth
  • Stress or anxiety

Treatment Options for TMJ Disorders:

Based on the diagnosis, Dr. Dobrin will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Treatment options may include:

  • Occlusal splints or night guards to alleviate teeth grinding and jaw clenching
  • Orthodontic treatment to correct bite misalignment
  • Physical therapy exercises to strengthen jaw muscles and improve range of motion
  • Medications to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Stress management techniques to alleviate tension in the jaw

Surgical Intervention:

In severe cases where conservative treatments are ineffective, surgical intervention may be recommended. Dr. Keith Dobrin is skilled in performing advanced surgical procedures to address complex TMJ disorders, ensuring optimal outcomes for our patients.

Post-Treatment Care and Follow-Up:

After undergoing TMJ treatment, we will provide you with comprehensive post-treatment care instructions to promote healing and prevent recurrence. Dr. Dobrin and our team will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

FAQs About TMJ

A: TMJ disorders affect millions of people worldwide, with women being more prone to develop them than men.

A: In some cases, mild TMJ symptoms may improve with self-care measures such as rest, applying ice packs, and avoiding hard or chewy foods. However, chronic or severe cases often require professional treatment.

A: Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for TMJ treatment, depending on the specific details of your policy. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in navigating your insurance benefits and maximizing your coverage.

A: The duration of TMJ treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment approach. Dr. Dobrin will discuss the estimated timeline during your initial consultation.

A: Untreated TMJ disorders can lead to complications such as chronic pain, difficulty eating, and sleep disturbances. Addressing TMJ issues promptly is essential for maintaining overall oral health and well-being.

Conclusion

Don’t let TMJ pain disrupt your quality of life. Trust the experienced team at Dental Healing Arts NJ to provide you with compassionate care and effective TMJ treatment solutions. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Keith Dobrin today by calling (732) 591-1112. Relief is just a phone call away!

FAQs About TMJ

A: TMJ disorders affect millions of people worldwide, with women being more prone to develop them than men.

A: In some cases, mild TMJ symptoms may improve with self-care measures such as rest, applying ice packs, and avoiding hard or chewy foods. However, chronic or severe cases often require professional treatment.

A: Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for TMJ treatment, depending on the specific details of your policy. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in navigating your insurance benefits and maximizing your coverage.

A: The duration of TMJ treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment approach. Dr. Dobrin will discuss the estimated timeline during your initial consultation.

A: Untreated TMJ disorders can lead to complications such as chronic pain, difficulty eating, and sleep disturbances. Addressing TMJ issues promptly is essential for maintaining overall oral health and well-being.

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