TMJ/Orofacial Pain

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Many of us suffer from chronic pain in the head and neck area that is often caused by TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). Our New Jersey cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Schor, is Board Certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain, a distinction achieved by only 300 doctors worldwide, and can help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorder. A number of treatments for TMJ disorder are available here at our Lawrenceville, Princeton, and Trenton, New Jersey-area practice.

TMJ

Relief from Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is the third most common health problem in the United States. Approximately 40 percent of all chronic pain syndromes are in the head and neck areas. Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, can be a major cause of this type of chronic pain, and often manifests as symptoms including:

  • Pain in shoulder, back, and neck
  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Popping or clicking of jaw joints
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness in fingers and arms
  • Problems closing and opening the mouth

These are just a few of the many symptoms that can be caused or partially caused by TMJ disorder. Dr. David Schor can design a treatment program for you that can relieve the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Depending on each individual case, TMJ can be treated with a splint designed to realign the bite, teeth restoration, orthodontics, or other non-surgical or surgical means.

The bottom-line is, nobody should suffer from chronic pain caused by TMJ disorder when there are treatments available that can help you.

If you or a friend has been suffering from unrelenting pain in the head or neck area, please contact our practice to make an appointment for your consultation with Dr. Schor.