Choose an Experienced TMJ Dentists near Lake
St. Louis to Help with Your Pain
Residents of Lake St. Louis, are you suffering from TMJ? Then choose a dentist near Lake St. Louis in Wentzville,
Missouri, with considerable experience treating TMJ/TMD. For individuals not very familiar
with TMJ/TMD and related pain, "TMJ" refers to Tempro Mandibular
Joint, or the jaw joint, and Tempro Muscle Disorder (TMD) is associated with
several distinct and painful symptoms resulting from the misalignment of the
mandibular joint and/or associated pain from tightened or clenched muscles
associated with jaw movement.
Kraner Family Dentistry in Wentzville, MO,
are local dentists experienced with treating TMJ/TMD in patients from Lake St. Louis, Wentzville, O’Fallon, New
Melle, throughout St. Charles County and nearby counties. As your local
Matthew Kraner, D.D.S., along with a caring professional staff, can offer
examinations to determine if you have TMJ/TMD and help develop a treatment
regimen to help you manage and eventually, hopefully alleviate the pain that
you are undoubtedly suffering.
You may contact Kraner Family Dentistry,
call us locally in Wentzville at (636) 856-5274, or set up an
appointment online—it is quick and convenient. Of course, prospective
patients are welcome to stop by our dental office in Wentzville to set up an appointment.
Identifying TMJ and TMJ Symptoms with the
Help of an Experienced Dentist
Misalignment of TMJ and associated muscles may be caused
by several factors including an accident or facial trauma, such as a fall or
sports accident, that may have pushed the joint out of proper alignment, or TMD
and resulting pain could be the result of clenching or grinding teeth, which
may have a variety of causes, stress, injured muscles or even disc dislocation
or other spinal misalignment problems. The result of these underlying problems
may be diagnosed by your experienced TMJ dentist for the Lake St. Louis area,
and a resulting treatment plan may be started after the identification of
misalignments in muscles, teeth or even nerves affecting the joint.
TMJ/TMD is a problem that you should have identified by
a dentist. TMD affects all jaw movements associated with biting, chewing,
swallowing, speaking and even many facial expressions. The symptoms related to
this problem are wide ranging. If you have multiple symptoms with no apparent
or distinct cause, please contact a TMJ dentist near your home around Lake St.
Louis for a consultation and exam.
Some of the symptoms associated with TMJ/TMD include:
- Headaches, particularly if you were not prone to headaches earlier in life
- Jaw joint pain in one or both joints (to the back of your lower jaw near the ears)
- Audible joint noises when moving your lower jaw, noise such as a pop, a click, or resulting from grinding teeth
- Sensitive teeth, particularly towards the back of the mouth
- Sensitive facial muscles, particularly around your jaw joints
- Ear congestion or difficult to diagnose pain in your ears or near the jaw joints
- Restricted movement when opening your mouth (lacking full extension)
- Vertigo issues or general dizziness not associated with other medical problems or medications
- Loosening teeth without a noticeable reason such as poor hygiene, gum diseases or trauma
- General soreness in your head or neck muscles or very tight neck muscles
- Learn more about TMJ/TMD and TMJ headaches
Once we have performed a careful evaluation of your
teeth, your bite, (the positioning of teeth when touching) and the associated
muscles, we can work with you do develop a treatment plan.
Experienced TMJ Dentists for Lake St. Louis
and St. Charles County Residents
Kraner Family Dentistry is a full-service dental office
our patient dental services). We provide our patients with a wide
range of options to many common dental issues and problems. We strive to offer
patients the latest dental service techniques and solutions for problems such
as the pain associated with TMJ/TMD. As your TMJ dentists for Lake St. Louis
in Wentzville, we will help identify your underlying problem(s) and develop a
treatment plan to help resolve your TMD and to deal with the associated pain
and other problems.
Family Dentistry today to set up an appointment for a first visit to
discuss the likelihood of TMJ/TMD issues. You may reach us at 636-887-3005 to
schedule an appointment, or set up an
appointment online—it is really easy and convenient! We offer our patients extended
office hours on some weekdays to accommodating working individuals or parents with children.