The temporomandibular joints, also referred to as the TMJ, are one of the most complex systems of joints in your body. Located on either side of your head, directly below your ears, the TMJ hinge the upper and lower jaws together. If you experience any type of discomfort or difficulty moving your jaw, you may have TMJ disorder. At Kobren and Khanna DDS, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art care to treat TMJ in Great Neck. With customized oral appliance therapy, we can alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder, improving your health and quality of life.
Every time you swallow, yawn or speak, your TMJ is hard at work. If you notice a clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw, if your jaw locks or is difficult to move, or if you have facial pain, be sure to discuss these symptoms with your dentist, as they may indicate TMJ disorder. Our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination and discuss with you your dental and medical history to accurately diagnose TMJ in Great Neck. There are numerous causes and factors that can contribute to TMJ disorder, including arthritis, injuries, misaligned teeth, an uneven bite and bruxism. It’s important to be aware that bruxism, which is also known as teeth grinding, places excess strain on the TMJ, causing pain and inflammation to the joints. At the office of Korbren and Khanna DDS, we can provide a customized nightguard to keep your teeth slightly separated while you sleep to prevent teeth grinding and reduce pressure on the TMJ. The nightguard fits precisely over your top and bottom teeth much like a retainer. As skilled providers of care, we’ll take the time to help you adjust to wearing your nightguard and teach you how to properly utilize and maintain the device.
At Kobren and Khanna DDS, our customized nightguards are portable, comfortable and easy to clean. We provide personalized solutions for much needed relief from TMJ in Great Neck. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.