Dr. Ora R. Canter DDS: Orthodontist in Astoria On Steinway Street.
A popping, locking jaw no longer needs to cause you discomfort if you visit the office of Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics for TMJ treatment. Our orthodontist will utilize different treatment solutions that help the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) which open and close your mouth to move easily. Call us today if you need to receive TMJ treatment in Astoria, New York.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
- Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain when chewing and biting
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
- Frequent headaches
Our orthodontist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with our orthodontist, we encourage you to contact us today.
Our award winning orthodontics team will provide you with the care you need for that everlasting smile you desire all at an affordable price. We are located on Steinway Street in Astoria , NY and service patients in the the nearby areas of Queens, including Long Island City, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Ditmars Steinway and Middle Village as well as the 11106,11105,11104, 11102 & 11101 zip codes.