Royersford Dentist Offering TMJ/TMD Services in Royersford, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Collegeville, and Surrounding Communities
TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is a medical problem that can cause significant issues with your jaw joint. Problems with this particular joint can lead to muscle pain, clicking/popping, lockjaw, headaches, and even facial numbness. Your local Royersford dentist can treat many problems with TMJ; however depending on your case an evaluation from your physician may be necessary.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Once you have been evaluated for TMJ disorder, we can start a treatment plan for you. Because TMJ disorder can be painful the goal is to decrease and eliminate the pain as soon as possible. This can be done with anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxant, or steroids. There are also things that you can do at home to relieve some of the pain such as:
- Eating soft foods
- Using a combination of ice and heat
- Jaw exercises
If you grind your teeth at night it is important to use a night guard. It helps keep you from grinding or clenching your teeth when you sleep essentially relaxing your muscles and reducing pain. There are also other solutions to treating TMj disorder including:
- Bite adjustment (equilibration)
- Jaw reconstruction
- Joint reconstruction (for severe cases)
Our experienced dentist at Royersford Dental Health always have your best interests in mind and will never give you advise we wouldn’t give to our own family. It is important to recognize that each case is different and in order to get the best advice you should call your local Royersford TMJ dentist.
Local Royersford, Pottstown & Valley Forge Dental Specialists
Dr. Funk grew up in Royersford and graduated from Spring Ford high school. He spent his college years at Juniata College and went to dental school at Temple Dental School. Dr. Funk has invested many hours in continuing education and has become highly knowledgeable on many phases of dentistry. He tries to combine that knowledge with a craftsmanship so that any work he creates will be as perfect, enduring, and functional as possible.
Dr. Funk is married with two children and, has many interests including hiking, golfing, gardening, and reading. Dr. Funk recognizes that dentistry for many patients is not a stress free experience so he tries to incorporate humor and conversation into his appointments so his patients can feel more relaxed and at home.