Your jaw is attached to the head with a tiny, hinge-like joint called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint allows the mouth to make numerous movements when eating, chewing, yawning, and performing other oral functions. When your TMJ is well-functioning, you rarely think about it. However, it can be a source of terrible discomfort when strained, injured, or inflamed.
Dr. Balaji Srinivasan has specialized training in neuromuscular (physiologic) dentistry. So, when you come to our office with orofacial pain, we are well-equipped to offer you effective and long-term solutions. Aesthetic Dental Creations has helped many patients in Jackson, New Jersey, overcome TMJ-related pain after years of painkillers and hopping from one doctor to another.
TMJ pain causes unpleasant experiences to its sufferers. While the symptoms vary from patient to patient, many complain of morning headaches, jaw soreness, and facial pain. In severe cases, the condition may cause pain even when performing simple activities like eating. Sometimes, the jaw may lock when open, making it challenging and painful to close your mouth.
While there is no scientific evidence to pinpoint the exact cause of TMJ pain, several factors have been linked to this condition. Chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) puts extreme pressure on the jaw muscles and joints, causing pain. Stress, arthritis, and lifestyle choices like excessive chewing have also been linked to TMD.
When treating TMD, there is no single treatment that works for everyone. Fortunately, for TMD sufferers, there are plenty of treatment options to manage pain and restore full health. Once we establish the cause of your TMJ-related pain, we’ll recommend one or a combination of the treatments below.
Nobody deserves to live in pain. So, if you have TMJ-related pain in Jackson, New Jersey, please dial (732) 451-3570 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Balaji Srinivasan for TMD treatment. Soon, you’ll live a pain-free lifestyle.
Dr. Balaji Srinivasan is inspired by the passion and purpose he discovers in dentistry and strives to provide his clients with exceptional services. He graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, and a residency program in Advanced General Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1997, he established Madison Avenue Dental Associates, where he worked for ten years. He then established Aesthetic Dental Creations in Jackson, New Jersey, in 2008 and has not looked back since.
Dr. Srinivasan is an alumnus of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Training. He has received specialized training in adhesive dentistry and smile design. Dr. Srinivasan is also very effective at treating migraine/headaches because of his expertise in neuromuscular(physiologic) dentistry. He has lectured to dentists at Monmouth Medical Center on various topics. You can count on him to make your dental visit as pleasant as possible!