Learning about TMJ

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If your temporomandibular joint – or TMJ, for short – gets hurt or bothered in any way, there’s a high chance you’ll end up with TMJ disorder. Now, don’t worry – this is completely curable. It just requires quick action on your part, and the knowledge of a seasoned professional like Dr. Shuyuan Julian Yang from Shuyuan Julian Yang, DDS in Parsippany, New Jersey.

So what should you learn about TMJ? And why does it matter? Well, that’s what we’re going to explain to you today.

What is it TMJ?

TMJ disorder is when there’s been direct injury or harm to the TMJ. This is different from other jaw issues, because TMJ disorder creates localized, specific pain.

Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ disorder has specific signs and symptoms that help you differentiate it from other problems that might require you to see a doctor. Some of the symptoms include pain in the jaw joint (TMJ), clicking and popping in the jaw, ear pain and headaches, popping noises in your ears, stiff jaw muscles, or locking of the jaw joint.

None of these symptoms should be overlooked, and they’re all issues that Dr. Shuyuan Julian Yang can help treat.

TMJ Treatment

If you have any of the above symptoms, you’d be smart to seek treatment from a trained dentist. That treatment can include dental splints and mouthguards. In fact, a mouthguard is one of the more popular treatments since a lot of TMJ disorder problems are caused by grinding teeth in your sleep.

Don’t let any of these symptoms go untreated. To schedule an appointment, or to get more information, call us today at 973-263-3006.