TMJ Disorder Treatment Queens, NY
Park Dental Care of Astoria offers treatment for TMJ disorders in Queens, New York. TMJ disorders, or “TMJ Syndrome” as it is sometimes called, affect the temporomandibular joint. This joint, located near the ear, is the point where the lower and upper jaw meet. The joint is one of the most frequently used joints in the body, and is used when talking, chewing, biting, yawning, or performing any action that requires the mouth to open or close.
TMJ disorders can cause a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, facial pain, ear pain, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), stiffness, dizziness, clicking or popping sounds, problems with bite, limited opening of the mouth and even a locked jaw. The disorder can be caused by a variety of factors, including misalignment of teeth, stress, teeth grinding, trauma to the jaw, or habitual biting of nails or chewing of gum, among other factors.
There are a number of different treatment options for TMJ disorders, and the type of treatment option that is most effective will depend in part on the cause of the problem, how long it has been going on, how severe it is, etc. Some of the TMJ treatment options we offer include corrective dental therapies to properly align the teeth. This can include orthodontics, adjustments of crowns or bridges, or even referral for surgery if the problem is severe. Another option is occlusal therapy, in which a custom-made mouth guard is used to reduce the incidence of clenching and teeth grinding. This can reduce symptoms of TMJ. We can also help patients determine other effective courses of TMJ treatment, including physical therapy, stress management and medications.
If you are interested in learning more about the treatment of TMJ disorders offered in our Astoria, Queens dental office, contact us today at 718-274-1515.
Treatment of TMJ Disorders in Queens, NY
Park Dental Care has been providing a full range of dental services, including options such as TMJ disorder, since the 1960′s. Dr. Gene Caiafa, Jr. is continuing the tradition of quality dental care begun by his father, Dr. Gene Caiafa, Sr. in a state-of-the-art family dental practice on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens NY.
TMJ Disorder Financing and Payment Options
We offer TMJ treatment without dental insurance in Queens, NY. For patients with no dental insurance, or whose dental insurance does not cover treatment of TMJ disorders, Park Dental Care provides affordable payment solutions and dental financing options to cover the cost of TMJ disorder treatment.
TMJ Disorder Dental Office in Queens, New York
We are conveniently located in Astoria, Queens, NY, just one block from the N & Q subway lines (at the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. stop). Only seven subway stops from midtown Manhattan, our Queens dental office location is also easily accessible to patients traveling from Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout NYC. We also offer free on-site parking.