Have you been experiencing painful jaw problems and headaches? You may be suffering from problems related to TMJ. If so, you know that this can be very painful condition that cannot be ignored. When you are looking for an oral surgery practice that can help you with the proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition, you will want to come in to see us at, Elliott Ostro DMD. At our practice you will be able to receive top-notch Manhattan TMJ treatment.
Our oral surgeon, Dr. Elliott Ostro, specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a well-respected oral surgeon who has been practicing in the field for more than 25 years. At our practice, our oral surgeon sees many patients who suffer with TMJ. TMJ can be a difficult problem to diagnose. It causes head and neck pain and temporal mandibular joint problems. This joint is located near the ear where the top and lower jaw meet. The TMJ joint can easily get inflamed and develop chronic job problems, especially when the patient is prone to clenching or grinding their teeth. There are many symptoms that point to TMJ problems including: known teeth grinding or teeth clenching; stiffness around the jaws upon waking; frequent headaches and neck aches; popping or locking of the jaw when you open your mouth; teeth that no longer meet correctly when you bite; teeth meeting differently from time to time; and teeth that are sensitive, loose or broken. If you have some or all of these symptoms, you want to come to see us for Manhattan TMJ treatment.
When you come to our office, our doctor will be able to correctly diagnose whether or not you are suffering from TMJ. If it is determined that you are, he will be able to provide you with the appropriate Manhattan TMJ treatment based on the severity of your symptoms. In many cases, patients will greatly benefit from a nightguard. This is a type of oral appliance which is worn while you sleep which will prevent you from creating pressure on the joint. In most severe cases, surgical intervention may be needed. For an appointment to see our doctor regarding TMJ diagnosis and treatment, contact us today.