Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a term used to refer to swelling in the joint that connects the mandible (lower jaw bone) to the rest of the skull. The result is often pain that can radiate to the ears or feel like a persistent toothache. This disorder crosses several medical specialties, but is most often treated by dentists.
Online PR News – 24-February-2010 – – West Haven, CT 02/24/10 - Savin Dental Care is pleased to announce that Dr. George Discher offers hope to TMJ sufferers. The temporomandibular joint is possibly the single most complicated of all the joints in the body. This is because it is actually two joints that allow the jaw to move in different directions. When it becomes inflamed, or swollen, the resulting pain can be difficult to deal with.
Symptoms of TMJ include earache, headache, trouble chewing or closing the jaw properly, dull pain in the face, and pain in the jaw with tenderness to the touch. Causes can vary from as simple as chewing too much gum to repetitive jaw clenching, called bruxing. One of the most common causes is a misalignment of the surfaces of the teeth caused by trauma or simple neglect.
Repairing the teeth and restoring crowns so that they align properly is one of better treatments for TMJ, often resulting in complete relief from the symptoms and pain that it causes. Dr. Discher is able to form crowns and restore teeth to their proper alignment in his office. In addition, if excessive jaw clenching is a contributing factor, he can prescribe a guard to be placed in the mouth at night to prevent grinding the teeth while one is asleep.
For more information about TMJ and how Dr. Discher is able to help patients in and around West Haven, individuals are encouraged to visit the website of Savin Dental Care at http://www.savindentalcare.com/ or to contact the office at
Savin Dental Care
654 Savin Ave.
West Haven, CT 06516