Choose an Experienced TMJ Dentist for
Treatment in St. Charles County
Residents in St. Charles County suffering from TMD/TMJ should choose a dentist with considerable experience
identifying and treating jaw joint-related problems and pain. If you need a TMJ dentist in St. Charles
County, then be sure to review the capabilities of Kraner Family
Dentistry in Wentzville, Missouri. Our dentists have considerable
experience treating TMJ/TMD and related problems.
If you are unfamiliar with the terminology associated with TMJ/TMD and related pain, "TMJ" refers to
Tempro Mandibular Joint(s) a.k.a. jaw joints, and Tempro Muscle Disorder (TMD). There are many
distinct and painful symptoms resulting from misalignment of the mandibular
joints and associated pain also caused by tightened, clenched muscles that perform jaw movement.
Your local dentist at Kraner Family Dentistry, Dr.
Matthew Kraner, D.D.S., offers examinations to determine and identify whether or not a patient has TMJ/TMD.
Once diagnosed, we will help you to develop and maintain a treatment regimen designed to manage pain and eventually
alleviate the underlying causes. You may contact Kraner
Family Dentistry direct, call us locally at 636-856-5274, or register for an appointment online. Individuals are welcome to stop our practice and to set
up an appointment at our dental office in Wentzville.
Identifying TMD/TMJ Symptoms by an Experienced Dentist
TMD is most frequently associated with TMJ and related muscle
misalignments. The actual misalignment may be the result of different causes such
as a fall, an accident, facial trauma, or improper misalignment with no
identifiable single cause that worsens over time. Once out of alignment the
joints may result in painful symptoms which are TMD. Your resulting pain may
be caused by clenching teeth, grinding teeth, injured muscles, disc dislocation
or other spinal misalignment problems or other causes. The result of all of these
underlying problems issues may be diagnosed by an experienced TMJ dentist in
St. Charles or elsewhere, and a resulting treatment plan to deal with
misalignment(s) may alleviate pain in muscles, joints, teeth/gums or elsewhere.
TMJ/TMD is a serious problem that you should have identified
by a dentist, and subsequently, develop a treatment plan.
Symptoms of TMD/TMJ Problems
TMD/TMJ problems affect all jaw movements associated
with eating including biting, chewing, and swallowing, and also with speaking or
even with common facial expressions. The symptoms related to this misalignment
issues are extensive. If you have any of the following, multiple symptoms with
no apparent or distinct cause, you may want to visit a TMJ dentist here in St.
Charles County for an evaluation.
Some of signs of TMJ/TMD include:
- Frequent headaches, particularly if there is no other identifiable cause, or if headaches were previously infrequent
- General jaw joint pain in one or both lower jaw joints
- Audible noise(s) when moving the lower jaw, noises such as clicking, popping, or from teeth grinding
- Sensitive teeth, frequently towards the back of the mouth
- Sensitive facial muscles around your jaw joints
- Difficult to diagnose pain in your ears or around the ears near the jaw joints
- Ear congestion with no discernible cause
- Restriction when opening your mouth
- Loose teeth without no obvious reason
- General soreness in your head
- Sore or tight neck muscles
- Vertigo or dizziness not associated with other medical issues or medications
more about TMJ/TMD and TMJ headaches
Once TMD/TMJ is identified by your dentist serving St.
Charles County at Kraner Family Dentistry, we will work with you do develop a
Experienced TMJ Dentists for St. Charles County Residents
Kraner Family Dentistry is a full-service dentist’s office with a wide range of patient dental
services. We always strive to offer patients a range of options for common
dental issues and more difficult problems. As your TMJ dentists in St. Charles
County, we can help identify any underlying problem(s) and develop a treatment
plan to help you resolve your pain and TMD.
Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment for a first visit, to discuss TMJ/TMD
issues or other dental needs. You may call us at 636-856-5274 to set up an appointment, or
an appointment online. We offer extended office hours during the week to
accommodate working individuals and parents.