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Non-Surgical TMJ Specialist

Victor Zeines, DDS, MS

Holistic Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Woodstock, Shokan, NY

If you struggle with jaw pain due to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) but want to avoid surgery, holistic dentist Victor Zeines, DDS, can help. At office locations on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City and Shokan, New York, Dr. Zeines offers nonsurgical TMJ treatment to ease TMJ pain and restore your jaw joints naturally. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Non-Surgical TMJ Q&A

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a common condition that affects your jaw joints, which connect your upper and lower jawbones. It can cause pain, stiffness, and other unpleasant symptoms when left untreated. 

Dr. Zeines offers natural solutions to treat TMJ discomfort.

What are the symptoms of TMJ?

Common signs and symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Pain in one or both jaw joints
  • Jaw tenderness
  • Aching pain near your ear
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain with chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Problems opening or closing your mouth
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Muscle tension
  • Headache pain
  • Locking of your jaw joints
  • Inability to open your mouth wide

TMJ can also cause popping or clicking sounds in your jaw when you open and close your mouth.

What are common causes of TMJ disorders?

The cause of TMJ disorders isn’t always known, but common triggers include stress, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, arthritis, and trauma to your neck, head, or jaw. Treatment with Dr. Zeines offers TMJ relief. 

What are the benefits of nonsurgical TMJ treatment?

You can expect a variety of benefits from nonsurgical TMJ treatment with Dr. Zeines, including:

  • Less jaw pain
  • Reduced jaw stiffness
  • Improved jaw joint range of motion
  • Reduced headache pain
  • Easier chewing
  • Less muscle tension

Nonsurgical TMJ treatment reduces discomfort and can give you a better quality of life without surgery, pain, or downtime. 

Is nonsurgical TMJ treatment right for me?

To find out if you have TMJ and develop an effective treatment, Dr. Zeines discusses your oral health history and completes kinesiological testing and tongue assessments. He examines your jaw joint, teeth, and gums to develop a personalized TMJ treatment plan.

Which nonsurgical TMJ treatments are available?

Examples of nonsurgical TMJ treatments that Dr. Zeines offers include manual jaw adjustments, nutrition supplements, and magnetic therapy to reduce stress. 

He may recommend jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, custom-fitted night guards, injections, and more. 

Your treatment plan depends on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. If you need jaw surgery, he refers you to a highly trained specialist.

To learn more about nonsurgical TMJ treatments and find one that’s right for you, call the office of Victor Zeines, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.