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709 S Oyster Bay Rd
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Plainview, NY 11803

TMJ Treatment in Plainview

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The Ricco Dental Group provides TMJ Treatment in Plainview, NY. Call 516-931-3999 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What are TMJ disorders?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders can affect normal jaw function and are frequently intensified by stress, often causing discomfort in the cheek, jaw, or ear areas.

TMJ conditions fall into three main categories:

  • Myofascial pain: Discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function (grinding teeth can result in this type of TMJ disorder)
  • Internal derangement of the joint: A possible indicator of a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condyle
  • Arthritis: A degenerative inflammatory disorder that causes joint pain and stiffness

Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders 

  • Headaches
  • Soreness in the cheek or jaw area
  • Pain in or around the ears
  • Facial pain
  • Tight jaws
  • Popping or clicking sounds when opening mouth
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Difficulty chewing

How are TMJ disorders treated?

To treat TMJ disorders, our office can create custom oral appliances that alleviate stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and prevent further damage and pain. Typically worn at night, these removable acrylic appliances can help relieve temporomandibular joint pain and other effects of grinding the teeth.

TMJ disorders can be also alleviated through self-managed care (eating soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, BOTOX® injections, stabilization splints).

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709 S Oyster Bay Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
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