All Press Releases for May 18, 2014

Dentist In Wayne Provides Treatment For TMJ Pain

Dr. Jonathan Stone works with his patients in Wayne to treat TMJ disorders and improve oral health.

Dr. Jonathan Stone works with his patients in Wayne to treat TMJ disorders and improve oral health.

    WAYNE, PA, May 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For those who have a poorly aligned bite or missing teeth, health related problems such as frequent headaches or sleep disorders can become more pronounced because their jaw muscles are working harder to bring the teeth together, straining the surrounding jaw muscles. When this occurs, a patient might develop a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Patients who are experiencing any of these symptoms should contact Dr. Jonathan Stone, a dentist in Wayne, for proper treatment options.

Dr. Stone explains to his patients that the temporomandibular joints are the points at which the lower jaw attaches to the skull, and are among the most complex joints in the human anatomy. If a person's jaw clicks or pops, this could be a sign of TMJ disorder. Joint sound is one of the most recognized signs of TMJ disorders, including:

- Clicking and/or difficulty when opening and closing the mouth
- Frequent headaches
- Neck and/or shoulder pain
- Sensitive teeth when no dental problems can be found
- Jaw pain or stiff jaw when chewing, biting, eating or yawning
- Earaches without an infection

Between five and ten percent of Americans suffer from TMJ symptoms that require some form of treatment. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, though trauma to the jaw or jaw joint sometimes plays a role in TMD, in most instances the cause is unknown. The most common factor contributing to TMD is a bite problem that affects the joint itself. Interferences in the structure of individual teeth may force the lower jaw to become displaced. This leads to the repositioning of the muscles out of their sockets to force the upper and lower teeth to fit together.

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 interference in bite and improper jaw closure. The presence of scar tissue may also interfere with a person's bite, causing TMD. By visiting Wayne dentist, Dr. Jonathan Stone, patients can find relief from their pain and discomfort with a proper treatment plan.

Patients who experience jaw pain or their head is still pounding, he or she may be experiencing TMJ disorder symptoms. Dr. Jonathan Stone, a dentist in Wayne, is available to ensure that there is no serious problem if pain continues for several days. For more information on Dr. Jonathan Stone and TMJ disorders, patients can visit the practice's website at

About Jonathan D. Stone, DMD:
Dr. Jonathan Stone graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1994 as part of an accelerated 7 year dental program. Dr. Stone is a family man who loves Wayne, as it is easily showcased through his dental practice and the satisfaction of his patients. He maintains a personal, on-time approach with his patients in a clean and modern office in the center of Wayne. Dr. Stone remains committed to dental excellence by dedicating continuing education and keeping up with the newest dental techniques. As a dentist in Wayne, PA, Dr. Jonathan Stone looks forward to providing his patients with the most up-to-date, advanced dental care available, including the treatment of TMJ pain, teeth whitening, dental implants, and more.

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Dr. Jonathan Stone
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123 W. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 687-0505

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