Dr. Henry Young provides the highest quality of Dental Care to his patients located in Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Dr. Young has also become renowned for his unique ability to diagnosis the causes of orofacial and TMJ pain. Our Park Slope TMJ dentist knowledge and ability to form a differential diagnosis, and thorough testing techniques have allowed him to become a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Young has become the “man to turn to” when dentists and patients cannot find an answer to orofacial and TMJ pain.
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ disorders) are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. There are two matching temporomandibular joints, one on each side of your head, located just in front of your ears. The abbreviation “TMJ” literally refers to the joint but is often used to mean any disorders or symptoms of this region. No one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely and treatment takes time to become effective. However, our Brooklyn TMJ Dentist, Dr. Young can help you have a healthier and more comfortable jaw. Teeth grinding is an especially problematic symptom because it can lead to further problems. Prolonged teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause enamel to wear off teeth.
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TMJ disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a clicking sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed today.
These symptoms occur when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles do not work together correctly. There are various treatment options that our Brooklyn TMJ dentist can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, Dr. Young will determine the proper course of treatment. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care joined with professional care. The initial goals are to relieve the muscle spasm and joint pain. This is usually accomplished with a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, or muscle relaxant.