Syracuse TMJ Specialist
Problems with the jaw and facial muscles that control it are properly called Tempomandibular Joint Disorders or TMD and afflict some 75 million people in this country. TLC Dental Group is a Syracuse TMD specialist with years of experience in treating these disorders, in providing gentle, effective, and affordable TMD relief to our patients, and in enabling them to again enjoy full oral and facial comfort.
TMD is commonly and mistakenly called TMJ, the joint or hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones in front of each ear that enables jaw movement for talking and chewing. In this common usage TMJ is a collective term for jaw muscle, jaw joint (TMJ), facial muscle, and facial nerve disorders that may produce jaw pain, difficulty in opening and closing the mouth, sensitive teeth, headaches, earaches, orofacial pain, and possibly fibromyaglia.
These disorders may be caused by trauma to the jaw, arthritis of the jaw joint, tumors of the jaw joint, teeth grinding and clenching, poor alignment of teeth, tension, and stress.
- Pain or tenderness in your ears without apparent infection or injury
- Pain and pressure behind your eyes
- Headaches that often resemble migraines
- A sudden change in your dental “bite,” the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
- Teeth sensitivity without apparent cause
- Facial muscle spasms
- A clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth
- Pain or tenderness in biting, chewing, talking, or opening your mouth
- A locking or sticking of your jaw when you talk, eat, or yawn
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should promptly see TLC Dental Group for diagnosis and treatment. We will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, jaw muscles and joints to determine the nature and cause of your symptoms. If they derive from TMJ we will treat their sources to relieve your pain and discomfort and we will provide you with a program of care and therapy to maintain your dental health and achieve your “Dream Smile.”
For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “WE CATER TO COWARDS” and over this time we have set the Syracuse, NY dentist benchmark for “Gentle Dental.” Throughout your TMJ treatment we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.
Affordable TMJ Treatment
Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few” and that dental cost, particularly the cost of TMJ treatment, should be affordable. Accordingly, TLC Dental Group has long been recognized not only for the excellence of its TMJ treatment but also for its affordability. We are “Affordable Dental” and proudly preserve your dental health and your wallet.
For definitions related to TMJ, TMD, facial nerve, and jaw joint consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary.