Douglas AZ TMJ Dentist
“TMJ” is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint. You have one of these joints on each side of your head right in front of your ears, and they support the movement of your jaw. The temporomandibular joint is the most complicated joint in the body. It can create pain in the associated muscles when affected by TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorder refers to any issue that impacts the function and comfort of your jaw and includes arthritis, overuse, or muscle spasms because of an unbalanced bite.
Treatment for a painful temporomandibular joint includes three steps:
- Getting you relief from the pain.
- Identifying the cause of your TMJ discomfort.
- Correcting any discrepancies that may be causing the pain.
Need a TMJ Dentist? How Dr. Tostado Can Help You
Treating TMJ disorder is part of Dr. Tostado’s specialty training as a prosthodontist. In addition to his dental degree, Dr. Tostado received three years of specialty education that included training in TMJ disorder management.
It’s likely that the solution to your TMJ pain is something as simple as an oral appliance that takes stress off your jaw. But sometimes TMJ disorder can be debilitating and can require complex solutions. In those cases, a full-mouth reconstruction may be needed.
When you schedule a TMJ consultation with Dr. Tostado, he will help you identify the cause of your discomfort and explain which treatment is indicated. He will also recommend therapeutic treatments that can help you get relief from the pain.
You don’t have to keep on suffering with TMJ pain—we’re located just across the border from Douglas, AZ, and we’re ready to help. Request an appointment online or call us to schedule a visit with Dr. Tostado.