TMJ Dentist in Tampa, Lutz, Land O’Lakes, Wesley Chapel & Zephyrhills
A TMJ dentist deals with disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the point of connection and articulation between the jaw bone (mandible) and the skull. It is located below and slightly in front of the ears. Problems with the TMJ are typically dealt with by dental professionals, but also are treated by neurologists.
At Serenity Dental, Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel take the same caring, attentive approach to treatment of TMJ disorders that they do with every other dental condition they treat. They pay special attention to bite forces as a potential cause of TMJ pain, and have a thorough understanding of how tooth movement relates to facial bone erosion. A TMJ dentist must be trained and experienced in a wide range of dental disciplines, and the combined expertise of the Patel brothers covers just about every facet of dentistry, from orthodontics to endodontics to prosthodontics – all of which may come into play in the course of TMJ treatment.
TMJ disorder symptoms can include:
- Facial or jaw pain, especially a dull ache
- An earache or headache, particularly in the morning
- Hearing loss
- Teeth grinding
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- A clicking or popping sound when the mouth is opened or closed
Contact Serenity Dental today for a consultation with a TMJ dentist at one of our three locations in Land O’Lakes/Lutz, Wesley Chapel, and Zephyrhills. We also are happy to serve Dade City, Odessa, San Antonio, Trinity, Lakeland, New Tampa, or any community in the Tampa Bay area, so call today if you seek TMJ therapy.