Have you been experiencing pain in your jaw during the day? Or do you wake feeling like you have been clenching your teeth, and have an aching jaw? If so, you may have TMJ. At our practice, Elliott Ostro DMD, our board certified oral surgeon, sees many patients who are suffering with TMJ pain. If you are looking for Manhattan TMJ treatment, you will want to contact our practice today so that you can be properly evaluated and treated to get rid of your TMJ-associated problems.
Our oral surgeon, Dr. Ostro, limits his practice to oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. He is known to be successful in helping patients become rid of their TMJ pain. There can be many causes for TMJ pain, which is pain in the jaw joint. Dr. Ostro will be able to definitively identify the source and cause of the pain, and then be able to successfully treat your individual problem. Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) problems, are among the most difficult to diagnose, as there can be many symptoms that range from a slight clicking in the jaw to severe head and neck pain which does not respond to mediations. When our doctor diagnoses the problem, the pain relief will begin as proper treatment will be provided. When you need Manhattan TMJ treatment, make an appointment to see our TMJ specialist who excels in treating and preventing this disorder.
TMJ problems should always be diagnosed because if left untreated more serious conditions can develop; Manhattan TMJ treatment is not a luxury but a necessity for the TMJ patient. TMJ problems may come from: grinding your teeth; tightening your jaw muscles excessively, or from stressing your TM joint. You may even have a damaged jaw which resulted from an injury or disease. Or else, you may have a misaligned jaw, which can be corrected by Dr. Ostro through jaw surgery. Dr. Ostro will diagnose your TMJ disorder by taking a medical history and a thorough clinical examination. You will also most likely need x-rays done of the jaw, and possibly a CT scan or MRI. Treatment options that may be recommended by our doctor include: anti-inflammatory medications; physical therapy; oral appliances; biofeedback therapy; and various surgical procedures – when no other options can provide permanent relief There is no reason to need to live with TMJ pain and discomfort. Contact our office today to begin your Manhattan TMJ treatment, and be happy knowing that you will be feeling better soon!