TMJ Disorder in Bayside, NY

Start Enjoying Life Free of TMD Pain!

Get Rid of the Headaches and Pain

Trying to manage TMD pain can be stressful and prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. If you are dealing with jaw pain, headaches and other TMD symptoms, talk to Bayside dentist Nicholas Rallis, DDS about TMD treatment options. Dr. Rallis has worked with many patients suffering from TMJ-related issues. He can put together a custom treatment plan that alleviates pain and discomfort, fast. Read some of our patient reviews to see how we have helped many patients with TMD.

Common TMD Symptoms

Many people experience chronic pain around the jaw or upper neck areas when they have problems with the jaw joint. This pain can be persistent or come in waves, depending on the individual. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain or tenderness around the lower face
  • Joint locking
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cracking of the jaw joint
  • Difficulty chewing certain foods
  • Frequent toothaches
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide

What Causes TMD?

Patients with arthritis or other inflammatory conditions that can compromise the bone and joints are more at risk for developing TMD. Other possible causes include:

  • Injury to the teeth or jaw
  • Misalignment of the jaw
  • Teeth grinding habit
  • Stress
  • Chewing gum or ice
  • Jaw dislocation

Teeth Grinding & TMD

Many people do not realize how damaging the effects of teeth grinding or clenching their teeth can be. If you tend to grind your teeth when you are angry or while you are sleeping, you may be wearing down the tooth structure and putting excessive pressure on the jaw joint. Over time, this can cause TMD and chronic pain. In these cases, we can recommend wearing a night guard and performing jaw relaxation exercises to release tension. An occlusal adjustment (bite adjustment) can also be very effective for reducing TMD symptoms.

Look forward to a life free of TMD pain. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rallis today.

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