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TMJ in Lexington, MA

Jaw Pain and Teeth Grinding Treatment Options

TMJ in Lexington, MATeeth grinding and jaw pain are associated with Temporamandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), a condition that occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, the jaw joints, and facial muscles that control jaw movement. The temporamandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to the skull. When you have a habit of teeth grinding or your teeth are out of alignment and you bite down on something hard, you may experience significant jaw pain, a throbbing headache, and other symptoms of TMD. Dr. David Rosen can treat TMD symptoms and help to reduce much of the discomfort associated with this condition.

What is TMD?

People suffering from TMD experience varying levels of pain that can last for as many as several months or a few years. Statistics show that more women suffer from TMJ problems than men, with most sufferers being between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. The habit of teeth grinding can be one of the causes of TMD.

Symptoms include:

• Excessive jaw pain
• Tenderness in the face and around the jaw joint area, including the neck and shoulders, and around the ears when speaking, yawning, or chewing
• Limited ability to open the mouth wide
• Having the jaw become locked into position when either closing or opening the mouth wide
• A popping or crunching sound when opening or closing
• Tired feeling around the face or neck
• Swelling on the side of the face
• Dizzy spells
• Headaches or neck aches
• Upper shoulder pain
• Ringing in the ears
• Earaches
• Discomfort when biting

Dr. Rosen offers noninvasive treatment options and services for patients who are suffering from TMD. If you want to restore optimal functioning of your TMJ and say goodbye to jaw pain for good, schedule your consultation with Dr. Rosen today! Dr. Rosen can diagnose your condition and put together a treatment plan to alleviate the discomfort and symptoms that you are experiencing.
Our goal is to help you achieve quiet, restful sleep in order to improve your overall health and the quality of your life. Dr. David B. Rosen will listen carefully to your concerns, thoroughly evaluate your situation, and educate you about your problem and the possible solutions. Your care will be provided in a kind, caring environment. The treatment will be customized to your needs and provide you with the most effective oral appliance therapy available to resolve your snoring and sleep apnea problem.

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