Have you been suffering from chronic jaw or facial pain? When it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of dental issues, your San Jose dentist is highly skilled and experienced. From toothaches, jaw pain, and TMJ, to the advanced rehabilitation of damaged teeth, the Drs. Halliday make use of the foremost technology and techniques to provide their patients with the highest quality dental care. Providing their support throughout every phase of your oral care experience, you can trust that you’ll be in the very best of hands from the moment you enter their state-of-the-art San Jose dental office.
Sometimes, chronic facial or jaw pain can be a result of an underlying disorder of the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint, acts as the hinge between your jawbone and the rest of your skull. As we chew, speak or eat, these bones are prevented from grating together by a small disc, which acts as a cushion. In cases of improper bite or jaw alignment, an imbalance can affect the entire complex of surrounding bone, muscle, and joints, putting undue strain on the TMJ. TMJ disorders can also arise with bruxism, a condition, which involves the chronic clenching, or grinding of teeth, typically during bedtime hours. As in the case of improper bite or jaw alignment, increased muscle tension caused by bruxism can lead to undue strain on the TMJ, and ultimately a painful TMJ disorder. Fortunately, your San Jose dentist is prepared to pinpoint the precise underlying source of your oral pain and provide you with relief. Because TMJ can result from a variety of underlying issues, treatments can vary widely.
If you’ve been experiencing chronic jaw or facial pain, it’s important that you see your San Jose dentist to determine the underlying cause. In some cases, treatment can be as simple as wearing a set of protective nightguards while you sleep! When it comes to gentle and precise care, look to the professionals at Halliday Dentistry for your urgent oral care needs. To schedule your next visit, call today!