Category Archives: TMJ Dentist

Prospect Park TMJ Dentist

Prospect Park TMJ Dentist

Some of the most common problems that bring patients in to see our Dr. Henry Young are related to the temporomandibular jaw, known in short as TMJ. Our Prospect Park TMJ dentist is here to inform you about some of these common issues and what typically causes them so that you can try to avoid them and can seek the proper treatment if necessary. Firstly, it is important to know what TMJ actually refers to. The temporomandibular jaw is the joint that keeps your lower jaw and the side of your head connected. This joint and its surrounding muscles are what make it possible for us to open and close our mouths, talk, chew, and all other similar actions. This particular joint is more complicated than most of our other joints, and therefore it is more susceptible to difficulties.

TMJ Treatment Prospect Park

TMJ Treatment Prospect Park

The causes of TMJ disorders are mostly not proven, but there are a number of speculations that scientists believe might play a role. TMJ disorders tend to occur more often in women than men, so there is now research being conducted testing if there is a link between female hormones and TMJ problems. TMJ disorders are also often associated with stress and with teeth grinding. There are a few common symptoms that can indicate that there is an issue with your temporomandibular joint. If you are experiencing pain in your face, jaw or neck, stiffness in your jaw muscle, limited movement in the jaw, a painful clicking or popping of your jaw when you open your mouth, or if you notice a change in the way your upper and lower teeth are fitting together, you may be developing a TMJ disorder. Do not try and push through the pain – schedule an appointment with our Prospect Park TMJ dentist so that we can work through the problem and find a solution to your discomfort together.

To learn more about TMJ disorders and the other types of services provided by our Prospect Park TMJ dentist, we encourage you to visit Dr. Henry Young’s website and to reach out to us at the office if you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with. We look forward to your next visit.

TMJ Disorder Prospect Park
415 73rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209
718-513-9681

TMJ Dentist Park Slope

TMJ Dentist Park Slope

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.

TMJ Dentist Bay Ridge

415 73rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209
718-513-9681

Brooklyn Facial Pain Specialist

Brooklyn Facial Pain Specialist

Many Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ, or TMD.

Facial Pain Brooklyn

Facial Pain Brooklyn

Many will go throughout their life without relief of TMJ.  However, it is a condition that needs to be treated, before it begins to hinder your everyday activities.  Overuse of the muscles, teeth grinding, and stress are among the common situations TMJ occurs.  TMJ is the joint that helps you chew, and helps your mouth open and close.  Studies suggest woman have a higher rate of TMJ disorders due to estrogen which can inflame this joint easier and cause facial pain.  Our Brooklyn facial pain specialist has expertise in orofacial and TMJ disorders.  When you chose the right dentist to provide correct treatment or facial pain relief you want someone who is a professional in this area.  Treating any orofacial disorders include examining teeth, neck, jaw, neck muscles, tongue position, airway and systemic conditions.

Bay Ridge Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD)

Our Bay Ridge dentist will diagnose temporal mandibular pain and provide treatment.  Joint pain that may suggest TMJ include headaches, jaw and facial pain, jaw clicking, limited mouth opening, problems chewing or talking.  Although dentists cannot cure TMJ, providing correct treatment is crucial.  If our Brooklyn facial pain dentist evaluates that your TMD is caused by teeth grinding at night, a nighttime mouth guard may be provided.  Physical therapy and stress management are also good therapies for TMJ.  When our dentist, Dr. Henry Young provides general teeth cleaning he is also assessing for symptoms that could lead to TMD or orofacial pain.  Teeth grinding can be seen by a dentist eyes by looking for signs such as worn down teeth, sensitive teeth and chipped teeth.  Our professional dental office serves the areas of Bay Ridge, Prospect Park, Park Slope, Sunset Park and Bensonhurst.

TMJ Specialist Prospect Park
415 73rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209
718-513-9681

TMJ Dentist Brooklyn

TMJ Dentist Brooklyn

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.

Brooklyn TMJ Dentist

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.

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Brooklyn Sleep Apnea Dentist

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.

Bay Ridge TMJ Dentist
415 73rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209
718-513-9681