Temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ, could be causing those annoying oral symptoms your child has been complaining about. The temporomandibular joint includes the hinge joints on both sides of the jaw. TMJ symptoms are caused by dysfunctional tendons and cartilage in the jaw joint. Bones and muscles under stress located in this area can also lead to TMJ symptoms. Our pediatric dental practice, in South Plainfield, NJ offers TMJ treatment as part of our general dentistry services.
There are many causes contributing to pediatric TMD or TMJ. Some causes can be stress from bruxism, or even tendon issues. Identifying and treating the symptoms early is the most important step. If left untreated, your child can suffer from more severe dental complications later on. By the time they reach adulthood they could be looking at costly dental treatments and procedures.
Pediatric TMJ Symptoms
- Neck or ear pain
- Constant headaches
- Pain when eating
- Limited jaw movement
- Clicking or popping when opening your mouth
- Jaw pain
- Locking jaw
- Teeth alignment shifting
If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms above, it is best to schedule an appointment for them to see a Pediatrics on Park dentist as soon as possible. Our TMJ treatment will begin with a detailed exam. We will find the root cause and recommend the appropriate treatment based on our findings. The professionals at Pediatrics on Park will provide comfortable treatment that offers relief from TMJ pain.
Depending on your child’s situation, TMD treatment could include nightguards, orthodontic treatment, or other dental solutions. We recognize each child has particular needs, we will recommend and provide the most appropriate treatment for your child.
Pediatrics on Park proudly serves patients from the South Plainfield, Edison, Metuchen, Piscataway, Fords, Fanwood, and surrounding areas. If your child is experiencing TMJ/TMD symptoms, come to visit us. Contact us to schedule an appointment.