Get the Relief You Need With TMJ Treatment
Are you experiencing jaw pain or tenderness, aching, ringing ears, or jaw lock? Millions of Americans suffer from TMJ disorder or TMD—and it doesn’t always go away on its own. Here at The Sleep Apnea and Facial Pain Center in Bellevue, our dentist, Dr. Doneskey offers TMJ Treatment for anyone who is suffering from the condition. If you’ve been dealing with jaw pain, you don’t have to keep suffering.
All About TMJ and TMD
Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is located beneath your ear. It connects each side of your skull to your lower jaw. These two joints allow your mouth to open and your jaw to move in several directions. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to chew, speak, smile, or even laugh.
If you develop any issues with the TMJ, it’s likely that you’re suffering from a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). TMD causes pain and stiffness in your jaw, along with several other health complications. In some cases, TMD can also be characterized as a sleep disorder by varying degrees of tooth clenching that occurs during a person’s sleep.