Headaches, jaw pain, shoulder and upper back soreness are all common ailments for people living in or around Hoboken. TMJ (“temporomandibular joint disorder” in the full medical parlance) is a common cause of these problems, which means a trip to the dental offices of The Practice at Maxwell Place might bring relief for your chronic tension headaches.
However, one of the difficult things about TMJ is that its symptoms can also be caused by a range of other conditions. This means that it’s basically impossible for you to self-diagnose yourself with TMJ.
That’s why it’s so crucial to come to our Hoboken dentist for TMJ diagnosis. Our dentists have years of experience diagnosing TMJ, so we know exactly what to look for and how to find it.
If you live in the Hoboken, New Jersey area and you think you may be suffering from TMJ, please call The Practice at Maxwell Place at 1-877-792-7979 today.
Symptoms of TMJ
If you’re considering whether to visit us for a TMJ evaluation, there a few TMJ symptoms you should keep in mind. If you’re suffering from many of these, you should definitely come in for a diagnosis:
- Chronic headaches
- Jaw pain
- Clicking jaw
- Ringing ears
- Shoulder pain
- Facial pain
This isn’t an exhaustive list. You can fill out our TMJ questionnaire for more detailed information.
How We Discover TMJ
Diagnosing and treating TMJ requires both advanced technology and a great deal of skill on the part of your dentist. At The Practice at Maxwell Place, we offer both.
We use the Myotronics K7 evaluation system to closely and thoroughly examine your bite and jaw position. The K7 uses electromyography, or the recording and measurement of electrical activity in muscle tissue, to determine the strain and stress put on the muscles in your jaw area.
Once we’ve determined that there is a jaw and bite problem consistent with TMJ, the K7 system will be able to estimate the ideal jaw and bite position for you. With that information, we can decide upon a course of TMJ treatment that will relieve your symptoms and address the underlying causes of your pain.
We believe everyone in the Hoboken area should be free of TMJ. You shouldn’t have your sleep interrupted or your day ruined by chronic headaches that have a cause and a solution.
If you live in the Hoboken or Jersey City, New Jersey area and you’re seeking treatment for your TMJ headaches, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call (877) 792-7979 today.