Clearwater dentist Dr. Natasha Radosavljevic has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders. When left untreated, TMJ Disorders can contribute to facial pain, teeth grinding, headaches, earaches, worn or broken teeth and other symptoms that can affect daily quality of life.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

In almost all cases, a TMJ disorder will cause tooth wear and may contribute to tooth decay and/or (gum) disease.

Common TMJ Symptoms include:

  • Teeth grinding or clenching, often characterized by tooth wear
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Limited mobility in the jaw
  • Clicking or popping when opening or closing jaw
  • Earaches

Treatment for TMJ Disorder

Every patient who visits our Clearwater, FL dentist office will receive a comprehensive evaluation that includes an evaluation of the TMJ. Dr. Rados seeks to identify underlying dental problems such as TMJ that may affect long term results of any dentistry that you may receive.

TMJ Treatment can include:

  • Occlusal equilibration, making changes to the fit of the bite by reshaping and/or removing tooth structure
  • Splint therapy
  • TMJ mouthguard
  • Orthodontics