The most difficult aspect of dealing with temporal mandibular joint issues can be in discovering and properly identifying the disorder. Patients have reported a range of symptoms that may include sever head, neck and jaw pain as well as no pain but unusual clicking or grinding sounds that occur when the jaw moves. Additionally, you may experience stiffness or resistance when opening or closing your jaw which may be accompanied by mild to severe discomfort. Speaking, chewing, biting, and yawning should not be painful. Elliott Ostro DMD, your Manhattan TMJ dentist will be able to thoroughly perform both a physical examination and interactive consultation to determine if your pain can be attributed to TMJ associated issues.
If as your premier Manhattan TMJ dentist, Elliott Ostro DMD, confirms your need for TMJ treatment, your planned course of action will be thoroughly explained in detail and we encourage you to ask as many questions as you may need to fully understand both your diagnosis and treatment. While surgical intervention may be necessary in more severe cases, the use of a night-guard may be all that is required to ease your TMJ discomfort. You may not realize you are grinding or clenching your teeth while sleeping and this action can contribute to the breakdown or inflammation of your mandible or lower jaw.
Since a well-qualified and extensively experienced Manhattan TMJ dentist as Elliott Ostro DMD has observed and provided care for many patients suffering with varying degrees of TMJ issues, our office is continuously welcoming new patients. Our entire professional team provides personable and compassionate care with a thorough understanding of the common problems you may be experiencing with TMJ. In addition, we can provide a brief overview of the additional services we offer when you contact us to schedule your initial office visit. We can also confirm our participating insurance plans and answer any additional concerns you may have as a new patient of our practice. We look forward to meeting with you soon and finding the solutions you need to enjoy many everyday activities without the inhibition or limitations of your painful TMJ.