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Dr. Edward Ambis, DDS serving: Ithaca Cortland Corning Binghamton Elmira cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dental implants, root canals, wisdom teeth, periodontal disease, TMJ dentures
Dr. Edward Ambis, DDS serving: Ithaca Cortland Corning Binghamton Elmira cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dental implants, root canals, wisdom teeth, periodontal disease, TMJ dentures
TMJ Syndrome Ithaca NY Temporo-Mandibular Joint
The Temporo-Mandibular Joint, or TMJ, is the joint where the lower jaw connects to the skull. As a sliding joint, it is prone to dysfunction, and occasionally, nerve damage. Clenching or grinding your teeth, poor posture or diet, or sleeping problems usually cause TMJ syndrome. Symptoms of TMJ generally include ear, jaw, temple, cheek, head, and neck aches, as well as popping or clicking when the jaw is opened or closed. An inability to fully open the jaw can also be indicative of TMJ syndrome.

TMJ can often be self-treated if it is caught early on. Rest your jaw by eating softer foods and avoiding chewing gum. Try not to clench your teeth, and use moist heat to relax your muscles. If symptoms persist, you may require intervention. Dr. Ambis and his team have many years of experience dealing with TMJ, and can often prescribe an effective course of treatment.


Dr. Edward Ambis, DDS serving: Ithaca Cortland Corning Binghamton Elmira cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dental implants, root canals, wisdom teeth, periodontal disease, TMJ dentures

TMJ Syndrome Ithaca NY Temporo-Mandibular Joint
Dr. Edward Ambis serving: Ithaca Cortland Corning Binghamton Elmira NY, cosmetic & restorative dentistry,
dentist, dental implants, root canals, wisdom teeth, periodontal disease, TMJ, dentures, mouthguards, conscious sedation dentistry