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Mesa, AZ dentist provides effective treatment for jaw pain

AZ dentist Dr Fritz provides effective treatment for jaw pain

We all know that dentists care for patients’ teeth and gums, but they also treat conditions that affect the muscles of the jaw, neck, and head? Many Americans deal with chronic facial pain that can be attributed to the temporomandibular joints. These joints, along with ligaments, muscles, and bones, give the jaw the ability to perform basic functions. At New Health Dental, in Mesa, AZ, our team has experience treating temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).   What is TMD?   Temporomandibular joint disorders are a group of conditions that affect the joints and muscles in the jaw and neck. Often, patients … Continue reading

What is TMJ and when might treatment for Mesa residents be necessary?

TMJ Treatment Mesa from Dr. Edward Fritz

Men and women with issues with their TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, may experience a variety of concerns. With persistent headaches, shoulder and neck pain, clicking of the jaw, and pain behind the eyes, patients may become concerned about the underlying issue. The TMJ is the jaw joint that hinges the mouth, and when it begins to malfunction, it can become extremely troublesome and result in discomfort.   Dr. Fritz of New Health Dental is familiar with TMJ and the associated disease, TMD (temporomandibular disorder). This condition may be difficult to diagnose, though dentists may be able to see damage to … Continue reading

How can a Mesa area dentist offer TMD treatment?

TMD Treatment Mesa from Dr. Edward Fritz

Patients who suffer from pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles may deal with a condition called TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). This condition has a negative effect on the way the jaw joint and the muscles work to control the movement of the mouth. This condition is common and may cause patients to notice sensitivity, locking, and clicking of the jaw when they open and close their mouth while speaking or eating. The sensitivity can become aggressive and result in discomfort down the neck and into the shoulders. This condition can even be the cause of regular … Continue reading

How can Gilbert area patients receive treatment for their TMJ/TMD problems?

TMJ Treatment Gilbert from Dr. Edward Fritz

TMJ disorder (TMD) is a concern that develops from a problematic temporomandibular joints. These joints are in control of opening and closing the jaws. It can cause patients pain and discomfort that needs to be addressed to reduce the likelihood of other concerns including chronic headaches, pain, and clicking/popping of the jaw. To take care of this condition, Dr. Edward Fritz of the Gilbert area may suggest oral appliance therapy as an effective TMJ treatment.   TMJ treatment with oral appliance therapy is a highly effective method of realigning the jaw and reducing the concerns that come with TMJ and … Continue reading

Mesa area dentist reviews the cost and expectation of TMJ treatment

Cost And Reviews Of TMJ Treatment Mesa

Dr. Edward Fritz and the team at Mesa’s New Health Dental work closely with men and women to help them with their oral health concerns. Our team believes that patients should have access to treatments that can make them look better, feel healthier, and enjoy more comfort. When patients are experiencing discomfort from a condition known as TMJ/TMD, we are here to help.   The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint. This joint hinges the jaw to the skull and allows patients to open and close their mouth. However, sometimes this joint becomes problematic and it can result in discomfort, dysfunction, … Continue reading

Effective TMJ treatment for Mesa area residents

Effective TMJ Treatment from Dr. Fritz

TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, is the joint that holds the skull and lower jaw together. The hinge allows the mouth to open and close, and is responsible for helping us speak, chew, and even yawn. However, sometimes it can develop issues that result in pain and discomfort. It can lock up or cause the jaw to tighten, making it hard to do the simplest of motions with the mouth, including eating and talking. When problems such as this become an issue, patients in the Mesa area are welcome to visit New Health Dental to learn about effective … Continue reading