Enjoy TMJ treatment and relief with a San Antonio, TX dentist

Do you frequently feel the tension in your jaw? Do you have chronic headaches and migraines or soreness from the neck up? Do you experience the locking of your jaw in the open or closed position? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be dealing with a condition known as TMJ. You may have a TMJ disorder, also associated with locked jaw syndrome. Dr. Philip Miner of Miner Dental in San Antonio, TX, encourages patients dealing with these concerns to connect with him for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis.

What is TMJ?

TMJ is an acronym for “temporomandibular joint.” The TMJ is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw to the rest of the head. This joint tends to become problematic. In some instances, it may become stressed, traumatized, misaligned, or faulty. That can result in the diagnosis of a condition known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. This chronic problem might require a proper diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Philip Miner of Miner Dentistry.

How do I know if I’m dealing with TMJ?

If you suffer from conditions such as TMJ, or chronic TMD, you may experience the following concerns:

  • Frequent jaw and facial pain
  • Grinding, popping, or clicking of the jaw
  • Locked jaw
  • Inability to open the mouth to eat, speak, or yawn
  • Frequent headaches and migraines
  • Pain in the neck up towards the ears
  • Pain during eating (chewing and biting)

How can a dentist help with TMJ?

TMJ is a condition that can be addressed with the assistance of Dr. Philip Miner but does require patients to have a thorough evaluation completed at Miner Dental. During this evaluation, the dentist will determine the severity of the condition and make recommendations regarding treatment, which might include exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, or the use of a specialized oral appliance.

Obtain TMJ pain relief from a TMJ doctor

If you would like to learn more about options for TMJ treatment in our San Antonio, TX area practice, call (210) 934-5265 today to request a consultation visit at 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite #825. We are open to new and returning patients in our state-of-the-art dental facility, Miner Dental.