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Can TMJ cause Dental Problems?

TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) affects the jaw and is the primary focus of neuromuscular dentistry. However, this branch of dentistry is not simply focused on restoring alignment to reduce the painful symptoms of TMJ, but also to prevent serious dental problems that can arise from the condition.

Jaw misalignment often results in headaches, facial pain, and lockjaw. It can also cause bite issues, contribute to uneven tooth wear, and even result in tooth loss. TMJ can allow for structural damage to specific teeth – increasing risks for breaks, decay, and infection, and necessitating restorations such as crowns for smile preservation. Fortunately, these issues can often be avoided by seeking TMJ treatment.

Tarrytown TMJ dentist Dr. Wanda Mejia offers advanced treatment options that can restore comfort and prevent dental issues from occurring. During your routine visits, Dr. Mejia examines the jaw for any signs of misalignment, allowing her, in many cases, to provide treatment before symptoms begin. However, if you notice symptoms of TMJ at any time, Dr. Mejia would be happy to see you for a thorough evaluation in between visits as well.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Mejia serves White Plains, West Chester, and surrounding New York areas.