TMJ and TMD

 

Relief for TMJ and TMD in Children

At Kids First Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we take children’s oral health seriously. Whether your child is in need of basic dental care or he or she has a more serious concern like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ and TMD), we are a trusted resource for customized treatments. Our team of experienced, professional dentists, orthodontists, hygienists, and more make all of our patients comfortable in our fun, welcoming office environment.

What Are TMJ and TMD?

If your child is experiencing facial or jaw pain, he or she may be among the 15% of Americans who have TMJ or TMD. The disorder occurs when the jaw is not in correct alignment.

What Are The Symptoms of TMJ and TMD?

  • Headaches, pain, or tenderness in the mouth, face, jaw, or neck region
  • Jaw that often gets stuck (locked) open or closed
  • Clicking or popping sounds when you open or close the jaw
  • Mild swelling on the side of the face

Kids First Can Help Your Family

At Kids First, we offer a complete TMJ evaluation to examine the joints of the jaw. For mild cases, we can prescribe over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses to alleviate the discomfort. For more serious cases of TMJ and TMD, our office has several individualized treatment options that may include mouth guards, orthodontic appliances, and retainers.

Contact Us Today

To schedule a consultation with Kids First, contact our office today. Speak with a friendly member of our team by calling us at (203) 255-6851.



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