Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders, also known as TMD, are a group of disorders involving the jaw joints. These disorders range from painless slight popping and clicking sounds in the jaw, to debilitating pain which can prevent normal function. It is important to first determine the cause of any abnormal signs and symptoms associated with the jaw joint in order to provide the appropriate treatment.
Often, bruxism (grinding and clenching) can cause sharp pain in the jaw joint, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and limited ability to open the mouth. Bruxism may be linked to stress, sleep apnea, dental factors, trauma, or neuromuscular reasons. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Prilutsky will help you understand the cause of your individual problem and recommend a course of treatment and management. In many cases, Dr. Prilutsky works closely with his network of professionals, including physicians, psychologists, chiropractors, and others, to help his patients achieve normalcy.