NEW CITY, NY, January 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Patients who suffer from headache pain or jaw pain might be experiencing temporomandibular disorders or jaw joint dysfunction, which may be the leading cause of their pain. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the ball-and-socket type joint on either side of the head where the lower jaw connects to the temporal bone of the skull.
Since TMJ disorders are dental in nature, some sort of trauma to the jaw causes most instances. Any habits that overwork the jaw muscles can intensify the pain of a TMJ disorder, such as clenching or grinding the teeth. To help patients, Dr. Marlen Martirossian offers TMJ pain treatment at New City Family Dental so that patients can find relief from their pain.
"The most common factor contributing to TMD is a bite problem that affects the alignment of the joint itself when the teeth are brought together. This leads to stress on the joints and over-work of the muscles to force the upper and lower teeth to fit together," informed Dr. Marlen Martirossian in New City about TMJ pain and TMD. "Wear and tear on the teeth caused by aging, teeth grinding, clenching, or activities that are outside of normal functioning may cause uneven surfaces on the teeth, leading to additional muscle, joint, or dental problems. Straight teeth do not insure healthy TMJ function nor do crooked teeth indicate a TMJ misalignment."
A person's bite and appearance may also be affected by certain causes of TMD. If Dr. Martirossian, a dentist in New City, NY, identifies problems such as wear, tooth mobility, muscle pain or other signs of malocclusion, the patient's bite may need to be adjusted. Ensuring that a patient has a stable bite is essential to their oral health and the long-term durability and functionality of cosmetic restorations.
Additionally, a stable and proper bite helps to ensure that the upper and lower teeth will come into contact comfortably and as pain-free as possible, without unnecessary force that could lead to headaches or fractured restorations. And when a patient has an improper bite, Dr. Martirossian has TMJ pain treatment available at New City Family Dental to help ease the tension.
"If your jaw hurts, pay attention to where it is located, keep your teeth apart by placing your tongue gently to the top of your mouth, stretch your jaw by gently opening and closing, and call New City Family Dental so that we can evaluate if you are developing a serious TMJ problem," said New City, NY dentist, Dr. Martirossian.
For more information on TMJ pain treatment and New City Family Dental, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.newcityfamilydental.com
About New City Family Dental: Dr. Marlen Martirossian is the owner and dentist at New City Family Dental. He received his doctorate from New York University and completed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating, Dr. Martirossian has taken many continuing education courses, including a two-year dental implant course at New York University College of Dentistry. He is also currently taking multiple courses at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies-the world's premier post-graduate dental teaching center. Working alongside Dr. Martirossian is Dr. Raymond Selvaggi. Dr. Selvaggi received his doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and went on to complete a general practice residency at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, NJ. With over 25 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Selvaggi continues to complete education classes for improved dental knowledge.
Dr. Marlen Martirossian
100 Phillips Hill Road
New City, NY 10956
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