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
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Once TMD/TMJ is identified by your dentist serving St. Charles County at Kraner Family Dentistry, we will work with you do develop a treatment plan.
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.
Contact Kraner 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 register for an appointment online. We offer extended office hours during the week to accommodate working individuals and parents.