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Jaw Pain Solutions in Princeton Princeton, NJ
Jaw Pain Princeton NJ

Jaw pain occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) becomes inflamed. There are different reasons why you may get a flare-up. This condition is more common in some people than it is in others.

Solutions for TMJ Disorder

Treating your jaw pain will depend on what’s causing the issue. Our Princeton, NJ dentist can help you determine which of the following solutions are best for you, such as…

Joint Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
To help loosen the muscle you may be instructed to massage the area, apply warm, moist heat or a cold compress to the side of your jaw for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.

If your jaw is locked, there are certain exercises that you can do to improve your range of motion.

Finally, if your condition was caused by eating certain textures, then we may recommend that abstain from foods that are crunchy, chewy, hard, sticky, or tough.

Taking Medication
For people who only have the occasional flare-up, our dentist may prescribe medications to get you back to normal. Typically, these would be an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), and a muscle relaxer.

Wearing A Nightguard
For those who have issues with clenching and/or grinding in their sleep, wearing a nightguard over your teeth help your jaw relax and prevent you from doing these motions. The appliance will also help to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding, clenching.

Getting Braces
Teeth that are not aligned properly can cause jaw issues. In this case, our Princeton dentist may recommend that you go through some type of orthodontics to correct your bite.

Surgical Correction
As a final alternative, surgery can be done. Sometimes undergoing this procedure is inevitable, like when your TMJ disorder was caused by physical accident, or if there are bone spurs, adhesions, or tumors present.

Getting Help With TMJ

If you’re experience jaw pain regularly, or even occasionally our Princeton, NJ dentist can help. Call Prime Dental Care today to find a solution to your problem.

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417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

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Xiao L.

I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

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I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

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Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

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Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

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Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

Aidan L.

I came in for my first appointment with severe pain in my wisdom tooth and they were very helpful from the start. I don’t have insurance, but they have an in-house plan that’s very affordable and can save over $1000 a year and I’m definitely signing up for it. The hygienist was super kind and informative and the dentist was the same. I got here 30 mins early and they started me as soon as I finished my paperwork anyway. Thanks to everyone here for a great experience.

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Maggie was so detailed and perfect at her job. Was happy with the cleaning and the guidance provided to keep by teeth and gums healthy. Would recommend this place to everyone

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, per ADA and NJDA regulations, all dental offices including us will limit our practice to emergency care only until further notice. We offer limited hours on Monday and Friday for dental emergencies from 10am and 3pm. Our teledentistry service is open on all days. Please make an appointment here if you feel you need to speak to a dentist or have a dental emergency.

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