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TMJ disorder is fairly common, but what’s not common is your first thought for treatment of TMJ being here at Ghorshi Family Dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Dr. Seyed Ghorshi.

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, is a part of your jaw that can easily get irritated or damaged. And it’s something that a dentist can readily fix. Since TMJ disorder has an effect on oral health, it falls in a dentist’s wheelhouse.

So let’s take a look at the disorder and what can be done about it.

What is it?
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
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. Seyed Ghorshi can help treat.

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 704-321-3244.