Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. The TMJ is responsible for allowing you to open and close your mouth, as well as chewing and talking.
TMJ disorders can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
The exact cause of TMJ disorders is unknown, but there are a number of factors that can contribute to them, including:
TMJ disorders can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on the severity of your symptoms. Some treatment options include:
If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ, it is important to see a dentist or doctor who specializes in TMJ disorders. They can diagnose your condition and recommend the best treatment options for you.
Here are some tips for preventing TMJ disorders:
By following these tips, you can help to reduce your risk of developing TMJ disorders.
Dr. Bath graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2015. She is practicing dentistry ever since at Global Smiles Dental. She started her education with Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) in India. She attained additional education in the field of dentistry by completing her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at IUSD. She wanted to pursue the highest level of education on her career. She also did fellowship of Oral facial Pain and TMD disorders from Rutgers University of Dental Medicine for one year. She gained further education by doing Masters of Dental Science (MDS) in Orofacial Pain and TMD Disorders from Rutgers University of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Bath has earned certifications also in Dental Sleep Medicine, Dental Implants, Facial Esthetics and Soft tissue Surgeries.
For TMJ pain, snoring and other oral facial disorders we serve the communities of Indianapolis IN, New Whiteland IN, Whiteland IN, Greenwood IN, Southport IN., Rocklane IN., Smith Valley IN., Beech Grove IN.