Sick and tired of hearing that popping, clicking sound? Of course you are. But it’s been going on so long, you might not even notice it as much. Of course, everyone else definitely does. These sounds are red flags that are byproducts of a jaw condition known as TMJ. If it’s also paired with persistent pain, it’s time to see a professional. You won’t find anyone better than Abraham Esses. Head over as soon as possible and meet with this Sheepshead Bay TMJ dentist.
What’s the source of that discomforting sound, anyway? We’re getting to that part. The development of TMJ occurs when the bones (or parts of them) interact with the joint are layered in cartilage, separated by a small shock-absorbing disk—responsible for maintaining smooth movement. Pain can kick into TMJ if any of the following happens: the joint is damaged by an impact or a blow, arthritis damages the joint’s cartilage, the disk is misaligned or erodes. Some people are more susceptible than others to developing this nagging condition. Some of the highest risk factors include: various forms of arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis), jaw injury, long-term cleaning or grinding of teeth, and connective tissue diseases which create problems within the temporomandibular joint. Maybe your eyes glazed over by the time the third multisyllabic term came into play. Totally understandable. For further clarification (or for treatment) don’t hesitate to contact a professional to finally be done with this discomfort. Make it a point to visit Abraham Esses as soon as possible and speak to this Sheepshead Bay TMJ dentist.
Sound good? Our patients certainly think so. Now the ball is unquestionably in your court. Step up to the plate and swing away—in other words, pick up the phone and call us. After speaking to Abraham Esses’ staff, schedule an appointment to be well on your way to seeing our Sheepshead Bay TMJ dentist.