TMJ Jaw Pain Relief
A sore, painful jaw is one of the most common symptoms associated with TMJ syndrome. It may hurt to chew, speak and even swallow, impacting your quality of life and health. At Bob Perkins, DDS, we help our patients in the New York City area combat jaw pain and find relief. Our treatments for TMJ can quickly dissipate jaw pain and offer long-term freedom from many symptoms.
Causes of Jaw Pain
It is not always apparent why you are experiencing an ache or pain in your jaw. While a traumatic injury is an obvious cause of pain if the jaw was impacted, often we see patients that have not had any injuries that would explain their jaw pain. The pain and functional issues with their jaw may be caused by underlying factors that may seem minor or unrelated, yet still put excess pressure and stress on the temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles, nerves and tissue. Some of these factors include:
- Misalignment of the teeth
- Imbalance of the arches
- Teeth grinding and jaw clenching
- Oral breathing
- Teeth that are too small or too large
- Arthritis affecting the jaw joint
There may be one or more causes of jaw pain and subsequently, other TMJ symptoms. To get relief, it is important for Dr. Perkins to uncover the cause of the pain to design the best treatment plan to minimize stress on the jaw. With many years of experience as a TMJ specialist, Dr. Perkins can accurately determine the cause of jaw pain and offer a treatment solution to give you relief.
If you have been experiencing jaw pain and live in the Manhattan area, contact our New York office today for an appointment with Dr. Bob Perkins for TMJ treatment. Our team can help you find relief, so you can begin enjoying your life again.