Many people suffer from TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) without realizing it. TMD or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) can cause a variety of side effects that may remain undiagnosed for years.
Based on the advanced technologies available today, dentists can effectively diagnose and provide appropriate treatment options for patients with TMD/TMJ. It is essential to seek professional dental care if you suspect you may be experiencing symptoms of this condition.
TMJ is a group of disorders that can affect the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding muscles that control the movement of the jaw. This can cause severe pain to the sufferer. TMD can affect anyone but most often occurs between the ages of 20 and 40 and is more prevalent in women.
Those who suffer from this condition may experience a wide range of symptoms, including:
TMJ can be caused by several dental issues, including:
It is important to understand that TMJ affects everyone differently, so what works for one person may not be effective for another. That being said, here are some tips that have helped some people alleviate their TMJ symptoms:
Our team of experienced professionals at Chesterland Family Dental Care will evaluate your TMJ condition and create a personalized treatment plan that effectively addresses your unique needs. We recognize that each case is distinct, so we tailor our treatment plan to alleviate the discomfort caused by TMJ. It’s crucial to seek treatment as soon as possible for optimal results.
Our practice uses a wide range of treatments for TMJ relief. These are some of the treatment plans that we provide:
If you have any concerns about TMJ, our team at Chesterland Family Dental Care can evaluate you and suggest the best treatment plan. Don’t suffer needlessly; call our office today at (440) 491-4001. Our practice is located at 8276 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, Ohio, near the intersection of 306 and Route 322.
Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case
University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in
from John Carroll University.
She is a member of the
American Dental Association (ADA),
Ohio Dental Association (ODA),
American Academy of Facial Esthetics,
Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and
is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient
Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD, received his postgraduate training at Case Western Reserve University Dental School. He is a member of the ADA, ODA, Northeast Ohio Dental Society, International Association of Orthodontics, American Orthodontic Society, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Past President of the Northeastern Ohio Neuromuscular Study Club.
Daniela Diaz, DMD, earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and took part in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at MetroHealth Medical Center. She keeps updated with the latest technologies and follows various continuing education courses to expand her skills. Dr. Diaz is a member of the ADA, ODA, American Association for Women Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association, and Greater Cleveland Dental Society (GCDS).
Trudy Amstadt, DDS, is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has followed advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns and bridges, occlusion, and neuromuscular dentistry. She has memberships with the American Dental Society, ODA, GCDS0, and various study clubs.