Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is fairly common among American adults. When most people think of TMJ, they think of a clicking jaw. This is perhaps the most recognizable symptom, but there are others:
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While the mildest of jaw pain that occurs once in a blue moon may not be a cause for concern, most people suffering from TMJ disorders can benefit from treatment. The key is to find a dentist who treats the root cause of the disorder. At the practice of Dr. Paul Sussman and Dr.
Do you think you may be suffering from a disorder related to the temporomandibular joints? Your jaw joints are involved in biting, chewing, speaking, smiling, and otherwise opening and closing your mouth. When they are strained, stressed, or when unbalanced pressure is exerted upon them, that's when you may notice some of these symptoms. Of course, the only way to know for sure is to consult our experienced dentists. We have been practicing in Rochester, New York, for many years, and our entire team wants you to love your smile and to enjoy a comfortable, healthy bite.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ, can cause painful side effects and life altering symptoms. Fortunately, there are solutions available that can address your TMJ and the symptoms associated with this condition. Check out our new video where Dr. Sussman explains what TMJ is, and how we can help.
Since 1981, the Center for Cosmetic Dentistry has helped patients from Rochester, Webster and Fairport alleviate their TMJ symptoms. The most commonly reported symptom of TMJ is an intense, recurring headache.
Athletes of any age know about the importance of proper safety gear. Helmets and pads protect players from concussions, broken bones, and other injuries that could take them out of the game. When you're picking out equipment, it's also important to have the right protection for your jaw, including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Misalignment of the jaw joint can lead to dysfunction of the bite and intense pain in the face, neck, and shoulder. If you suffer from chronic headaches and jaw pain, Rochester dentist Dr. Paul Sussman can perform a comprehensive evaluation for TMJ disorder.
During your consultation, Dr. Sussman will review your medical history and ask questions about the type of pain you're experiencing, where the pain occurs, the frequency of the pain, and more. Additional tests might include: