To put it simply, the temporomandibular joint is the jaw joint. Each of us has two temporomandibular joints located on each side of the head, which work together as a pair. These joints are what allow us to eat, chew, and speak properly, but sometimes, it can cause discomfort. Because these joints are overworked on a daily basis, pain can develop, and may even restrict movement. If you experience any of the following symptoms, speak with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts about TMJ disorder.
If you experience an ache in the jaw that is affecting the way you eat or speak, this may be due to a temporomandibular joint disorder. Grinding the teeth and constant gum chewing may make the pain worse. If you develop frequent headaches, a locked jaw, or notice a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your mouth, seek a diagnosis of TMJ. Once Dr. Nick Mobilia has evaluated your symptoms, he can suggest a solution that is right for you.
If you have questions or concerns about TMJ/TMD treatment, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.