Here at the office of Dr. Elliott Ostro, some of the most common issues that we diagnose in our patients are TMJ disorders. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint. It is one of the most complicated joints in our body, and so can be prone to a whole host of possible malfunctions and disorders. It is the joint responsible for chewing, speaking, smiling, opening and closing our mouths. Fortunately, if you are having trouble with our temporomandibuler joint, our Central Park TMJ specialist, Dr. Ostro, is here to give you the treatment you need. TMJ disorders occur in many people, but they are also very varied in the ways that they manifest and affect patients. There are a few main categories used to describe TMJ disorders. The first is myofascial pain, which is the most common TMJ disorder. Myofascial pain refers to pain or discomfort in the muscles that control jaw function. The second major category is internal derangement of the joint that involves a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condoyle. The third category is arthritis, which refers to a group of degenerative/inflammatory joint disorders that can affect the temporomandibular joint. In some cases, a person is experiencing more than one of these types of disorders at once, and so can be dealing with a whole range of TMJ symptoms. If you think you might have a TMJ disorder, you should schedule an appointment with our Central Park TMJ specialist as soon as possible so that we can evaluate your symptoms through a professional and experienced lens. From there, we can give you the treatment recommendations you need to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life as a result. We understand how greatly TMJ symptoms can interfere with even the most basic daily activities, and so our goal is to get you the treatment needed to resolve your symptoms as effectively as possible.
If you would like to learn more about how our Central Park TMJ specialist can be of service to you, we encourage you to visit Dr. Ostro’s main website to read through some additional information that you might find helpful, regarding our services and other related topics. If you have any remaining questions or concerns that you would like addressed, do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly so that we can help you. Dr. Ostro and the rest of our staff look forward to working with you here soon.