Dr. Ira Goldberg is an experienced restorative dentist in Succasunna, New Jersey with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders and bite problems. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can occur when the temporomandibular joints which connect the jaw to the skull are injured, have structural abnormalities or are not functioning naturally due to other dental concerns. It is important to receive an evaluation and proper treatment before teeth become worn down or even lost due to symptoms like teeth clenching and grinding.
At Morris County Dental Associates, Dr. Goldberg and our professional dental care team work individually with patients to discover solutions for all types of restorative dental problems. Dr. Goldberg is a Dawson Academy Scholar and incorporates the principles of Complete Dentistry into your diagnosis and treatment planning. This approach is comprehensive in nature and takes into consideration the function of the bite as well as the health of the teeth and gums. There is a range of risk factors and causes for the discomfort associated with a TMJ disorder. Dr. Goldberg is committed to identifying the root cause of your unique symptoms to ensure the best possible outcome.
What Are Common Signs of TMJ Disorders?
- Jaw pain
- Frequent headaches
- Facial pain
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Tooth wear or damage
- Neck pain
- Limited mobility in the jaw
- Shoulder pain
- Jaw clicking or popping
If you have noticed any of these signs of TMJ, call our office at 973-298-5893.
How is TMJ Treated?
Mild to moderate cases of temporomandibular joint disorders may be treated with solutions used at-home. TMJ symptoms that are mild enough can be treated with these home remedies:
- Jaw exercises
- Relaxing your facial muscles
- Sleeping on your side
- Using an ice pack in a clean cloth
- Using a heat pack
- Eating soft foods to help your jaw rest
However, patients with more moderate cases of TMJ can receive a custom oral appliance to be worn at night or during stressful situations. Oral appliances are devices that act similarly to mouthguards. This appliance is often the most effective option for relieving painful TMJ symptoms. It can fit comfortably in the mouth to realign the upper and lower jaw. An oral appliance can also hold the jaw in place while allowing the muscles and jaw joints to relax. Patients who feel TMJ pain because of continued teeth grinding often find this treatment method useful in alleviating their symptoms.
Call Our Office Today
Does your jaw pop or click? Do you suffer from chronic headaches or jaw pain?
You may have a TMJ disorder. You can contact Morris County Dental Associates at 973-298-5893 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Goldberg offers TMJ treatment in Succasunna, NJ to patients who are feeling pain in their jaw and facial muscles. He works one-on-one with patients to help determine the right solution that aligns with their specific needs.