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TMJ Disorder - Danbury, CT

Jaw Hurting, Popping or Locking?

Expert-Based Treatment for TMJ Disorders

Limited or uncomfortable jaw function. Back or neck pain. Chronic headaches. Though these symptoms occur in different places on your body they may come from the same source—your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Situated under the skin and muscle just in front of your ears, these joints are the hinges that enable you to open and close your mouth. You use them every time you eat and speak. Several factors may be behind TMJ symptoms, including teeth clenching/grinding, tooth misalignment, jaw trauma, and heredity. Whatever the cause, count on CT Dental Implant Center for effective TMJ treatment in Danbury, CT.

As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Wladimir Gedeon has the deep understanding of the oral and facial anatomy required to accurately diagnose and treat any TMJ disorder. He gained this expertise earning his dental degree at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, followed by an additional four years of advanced specialty education including a hospital-based residency program. His qualifications have made him an acknowledged TMJ treatment specialist.

Common TMJ Symptoms

  • Jaw pain, popping, stiffness or locking
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Backaches
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder aches
  • Earaches
  • Eye pain
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

TMJ Treatment Customized to You

With the appropriate treatment, you can eliminate the discomfort and inconvenience of TMJ symptoms from your life. Dr. Gedeon often provides mouthguards to help patients overcome TMJ pain. These are like appliances you may use or have seen used to protect the teeth and relax the jaw muscles during athletic activities. Dr. Gedeon will have you come in to determine whether a mouthguard is the right solution for you. If so, he’ll make an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab to have your mouthguard fabricated.

When you return to our office, you’ll receive your custom mouthguard and can begin treatment immediately. Your mouthguard will prevent your mouth from moving into a position that places stress on your jaws. You can wear your mouthguard during the daytime or at night because different factors at all times of the day can cause your jaw muscles to become tense. Before you know it, you may experience a significant reduction in your symptoms.

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