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TMJ Therapy – Trumbull, CT

Wake Up Pain Free with TMJ Therapy

If you’re waking up with jaw pain and you know for a fact that no tooth decay or gum disease is present, just know that you are not alone. Millions of Americans are living with undiagnosed TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder and don’t even realize it. If you’re constantly being woken up because of pain or notice your jaw clicking or popping, Dr. Scott Cohen can help you get the diagnosis and treatment you need to manage these symptoms once and for all. Don’t wait to get treatment; contact his office today!

The Common Signs of TMJ Disorder

A woman holding her mouth in pain.

If you’re experiencing one or multiple symptoms of TMJ disorder, it may be time to visit our office for a closer examination. The most common symptoms include:

  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Persistent headaches or migraines
  • Earaches
  • Neck or shoulder soreness
  • Popping, clicking or seizing in your jaw

Keep in mind that TMJ disorder is difficult to diagnose at first, but with close enough examination our office can confirm the symptoms and create a treatment plan that works for you.

How Does TMJ Disorder Appear?

A woman grinding her teeth in her sleep.

It’s important to note that TMJ disorder can appear in a number of different ways. Stress, strain on the joint connecting the jaw to the skull and facial injuries can all lead to TMJ disorder. Alternatively, grinding your teeth at night is one of the most common culprits of the condition. Regardless of the cause, this disorder develops as a result of disproportionate amounts of stress placed on the TMJ.

These bouts of force applied to the joint are far more demanding than what you do when chewing or opening your mouth normally, so it’s important to get it addressed soon after you notice the symptoms. Failing to do so can lead to permanent damage of your muscles and ligaments, which can easily lead to chronic pain in other areas of your body (i.e. your neck, upper back, ears, head and shoulders.)

How Can a Dentist Help Your Case?

A woman at her dental appointment.

Dr. Cohen can help treat your symptoms in a number of different ways. If the cause of your jaw pain is nighttime teeth grinding, a custom-made nightguard can be created to alleviate your bite and protect your tooth enamel in the process. Other treatments include customized oral appliances and occlusal (bite) adjustment treatment, which both work to make your bite even and remove the disproportionate amount of pressure occurring on your TMJ.

Get Relief Today!

A dentist showing a patient an X-ray.

By performing scans of your jaw, Dr. Cohen and his office can confirm the exact location of your jaw pain and design a treatment to alleviate it directly. If you’re suffering from chronic jaw pain that’s affecting your quality of life, don’t hesitate to contact him today and schedule your next appointment!