Do you have persistent pain in your jaw, the side of your face, or around your ears? If so, there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing a temporomandibular disorder, often abbreviated as TMD or TMJ. Fortunately, our dentist in Danbury, CT, has the experience, skill, and technology to effectively diagnose and provide TMJ treatment near you.
In addition to the joint and muscle pain previously mentioned, patients may also experience clicking or popping sounds and sensations when they open their mouths while eating, talking, laughing, or yawning. Another symptom some patients may experience is a sensation where their jaw feels stuck in either the open or closed position. Once Dr. Landress has diagnosed the extent of your TMD/TMJ, he and his dental care team will design a treatment plan to help manage the condition.
In severe cases that do not respond to the initial treatment plan prepared by our dentist in Danbury, CT, Dr. Landress may recommend orthodontics, dental restorations, or other minor procedures inside the joint such as cortisone injections or a flushing of the joint.
Whichever treatment protocol is recommended, you have our assurance that our primary goal is to alleviate your pain and discomfort of TMJ/TMD symptoms in the least invasive way possible. Our first course of action for your condition will always be to try a range of conservative, reversible treatments available.
While your pain could indeed be a sign that you’d benefit from TMJ treatment in Danbury, CT, it could also be the sign of other conditions such as an infection in your tooth’s roots or periodontal disease. When you choose a multi-specialty dentist near you like Dr. Landress, you’ll know that your symptoms will be thoroughly tested using our advanced technology and equipment before a diagnosis is given.
If you agree that today is the day that you’d like to stop living in pain, we invite you to make an appointment using our convenient online booking tool. We’re currently accepting new patients and welcoming existing patients to our practice, and we’d love to see you soon.