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TMJ Therapy – New Haven, CT

Find Relief from Painful Jaw Symptoms

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When most people hear the term TMJ, they think of pain in the jaw.  However, that pain is actually part of TMJ dysfunction (TMD). The TMJ itself is simply the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull. When something goes wrong with the TMJ, significant pain and inconvenience can result. On this page, we talk more about TMD, how you can recognize it, and how our team may be able to help you find long-lasting relief from its symptoms.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for TMJ Therapy?

What Is TMJ Dysfunction/TMD?

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TMJ dysfunction, which is sometimes called TMJ disorder, can refer to any of a number of circumstances that negatively affect how the TMJ functions.

TMD can cause a broad range of symptoms, including:

Possible Causes of TMJ Dysfunction

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The TMJ is a complex joint. In order for it to function at its best, many different components need to be operating harmoniously. If something goes wrong with even one of those components, TMD
 can result. Some possible causes of TMD include:

TMJ Therapy Options

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After we evaluate the function of your jaw, we might recommend that you use a custom oral appliance to address your TMD. Such an appliance, which you wear at night, looks like a mouthguard that you would wear for sports. It can stop teeth grinding and encourage proper jaw alignment. When the jaw is properly aligned, the stressed TMJ joint and the surrounding muscles will have the opportunity to relax.

Another possible treatment is a bite adjustment. By making tiny adjustments to the way your teeth fit together, we may be able to relieve excess pressure on your TMJ.

There may also be some things you can do at home to help your TMJ heal and prevent future TMD symptoms, such as:

Cost of TMJ Therapy

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The cost of your treatment will depend on the specific therapy that our team recommends. During your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate for your out of pocket cost and help you explore payment options. Some dental and medical insurance plans cover TMJ therapy; if yours does, we will do all we can to help you use your policy to the full.

Do you believe you are suffering from TMD, or would you like to know more about TMJ therapy options? Contact New Haven Dental today. Our team is ready to help you!

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