Dr. David I. Schor of Imagine Advanced Dental Arts discusses common indications of TMJ disorder, as well as various treatment options that can help improve the condition.
Lawrenceville, NJ – David I. Schor, DDS and his colleagues at Imagine Advanced Dental Arts are committed to the comfort and total well-being of each patient. In addition to the wide array of cosmetic and restorative procedures used to maintain the aesthetics and function of their patients’ teeth, Dr. Schor specializes in treating chronic pain caused by TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. As one of only 300 doctors in the world to earn the distinction of being board-certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain, he is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat this condition.
According to Dr. Schor, the symptoms of TMJ disorder often manifest as pain or discomfort in other areas of the body, such as the head and/or neck. “When patients are experiencing constant head or neck pain, they may not immediately think of the dentist,” says Dr. Schor. However, he continues, these symptoms can frequently be related to TMJ disorder. In addition to chronic head and neck pain, the New Jersey dentist highlights that other indications of TMJ disorder can also include:
- Clicking or popping jaw joints
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Issues with opening or closing the mouth
- Constant dizziness
- Facial, shoulder, or back pain
- Numbness in arms or fingers
To provide relief from the discomfort associated with TMJ disorder as well as treat the root cause of the pain, Dr. Schor offers a number of solutions. Oral splints, orthodontic treatments, and tooth restorations can all be used to help realign the bite, improve occlusion, eliminate pain, and restore the patient’s overall quality of life, he notes.
Ultimately, for individuals experiencing any of the symptoms associated with TMJ disorder, Dr. Schor advises consulting with a dentist who is certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain. By doing so, he says they can help assure they are receiving a trustworthy diagnosis, as well as the safest, most effective treatment for their specific needs.
About David I. Schor, DDS
In addition to being board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, Dr. Schor is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, which is an honor claimed by less than three percent of all dentists in the United States. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and he serves as chairman of the Mercer Dental Society Peer Review Board. At his Lawrenceville practice, Dr. Schor offers an expansive array of treatments and services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to orthodontics, sleep apnea resolutions and specialized family care. He is available for an interview upon request.
Imagine Advanced Dental Arts
3100 Princeton, Pike, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648