Treatment For TMJ with T-Scan System – McKinney, TX
Jaw Pain or Muscle Spasms? We Can Help!
The T-Scan® is an innovative system is that can quickly detect jaw issues that contribute to TMJ before they worsen. The T-Scan technology helps our team pinpoint the exact malocclusion in a quick and simple evaluation, eliminating the need for repeat visits.
If you suffer from TMJ disorder, continue reading to see how our dentist in McKinney, TX uses the latest T-Scan technology to help relieve TMJ pain and help you feel your absolute best!
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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
The temporomandibular joint is located on the opposite sides of your head, right in front of your ears. Your lower jawbone and your skull are connected by the TMJs, which aid in speech and chewing. The temporomandibular joints combine a sliding action and hinge action. The joint's parts are covered in cartilage. A small shock-absorbing disk separates the two. This keeps the movement of the bones smooth.
Temporomandibular Joint disorders (TMJ), are conditions that affect the jaw joints, surrounding muscles, and ligaments in your face. TMJ dysfunction is when your jaw muscles and ligaments become inflamed. It can be either acute or chronic. The resulting pain could be severe or mild and causes discomfort unless treated.
What Causes TMJ?
TMJ disorders can often be difficult to diagnose. The cause of your pain could be genetics, arthritis, jaw injury, or both. People with jaw pain may also clench their teeth or grind them (bruxism). However, many people routinely clench their teeth or grind their teeth and do not develop TMJ disorders.
TMJ occurs when:
- The disk moves or erodes from its correct alignment.
- Arthritis can cause damage to the joint's cartilage.
- A blow or impact causes damage to the joint.
It should be noted that the cause of TMJ will differ from person to person and can only be determined after a consultation at our dental office in McKinney, TX.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
If you are wondering whether you need treatment for TMJ, here are the most common symptoms to look out for before seeking treatment:
- Tenderness or pain in your jaw.
- Pain in your face or temporomandibular joints.
- You often feel a burning sensation in your ears.
- Tight chewing, difficulty chewing, or pain when chewing.
- Locking of your joint makes it difficult to open and close the mouth.
Treating TMJ disorder with T-Scan
By using the T-Scan system, we are able to obtain exact data that you aren’t able to get with a traditional bite test. The T-Scan uses 3D imaging and special software to analyze your bite and jaw pressure, all by simply biting an ultra-thin sensor. Once we have this data, we will know the exact method of treatment that is required and can get you feeling better in no time.
Thanks to this technology, we can correct bite and jaw issues with better accuracy and precision than ever before!
TMJ Treatment in McKinney, TX
T-Scan is just one of many ways Dr. Jaiswal (The No Anxiety Dentist™) can help to treat TMJ disorders. Dr. Jaiswal will examine the root cause of your TMJ disorder and help you to relieve it. Dr. Jaiswal can help you with jaw alignment, malocclusion, or jaw asymmetries. Dr. Jaiswal is passionate about whole health and advanced dental care. Your smile is worth it!