TMJ Dentist in Tampa, Lutz, Land O’Lakes, Wesley Chapel & Zephyrhills
A TMJ/TMD dentist deals with disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the point of connection and articulation between the jawbone (mandible) and the skull. It is located below and slightly in front of the ears.
At Serenity Dental, Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel take the same caring, attentive approach to treatment of temporalmandibular disorders (TMD) 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 they 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.
Dr. Nilash Patel also has training and experience in BOTOX treatment to relax painfully tight TMJ muscles and alleviate pain.
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
Call for Accurate TMJ/TMD Diagnosis and Treatment
Contact Serenity Dental today for a TMJ/TMD consultation in Land O’Lakes/Lutz and Wesley Chapel. We proudly serve Dade City, Odessa, San Antonio, Trinity, Lakeland, New Tampa, and communities throughout the Tampa Bay area.