TMJ & TMD Treatment

TMJ & TMD are two of the most common examples of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. It is essential in ensuring that the jaw bones function correctly. A number of related conditions can arise from TMJ & TMD, including facial pain, a misaligned jaw and grinding of the teeth.

Other symptoms of TMD may be jaw locking, grinding in the joint when eating or speaking, inability to fully open the mouth or an uncomfortable bite which makes it difficult to eat. There are a number of possible causes of TMD. They include weak muscles, damage to the joint, grinding of teeth or misalignment of the jaw. Treatment for TMD with general dentistry varies and will depend on the likely cause of the condition. We will first take x-rays and images of your jaw before recommending treatment.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!

The good news is you can receive relief from the symptoms of TMD. The highly experienced team at Seacrest Dental has encountered numerous conditions which affect the jaw. We provide comprehensive treatment plans which are tailored to your individual needs. The object of the treatment is to reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort through a systematic approach to addressing the underlying cause of your jaw pain.

As part of your treatment plan, we will ask you a number of probing questions which will help us establish a probable cause for your pain. We will then provide you with pain relief, exercise plans and help you break bad habits which are contributing to your facial pain.

For some patients, jaw pain is infrequent and mild. However, you should still arrange a checkup with Seacrest Dental for an exam. We can rule out any serious conditions as well as provide treatment options to help you prevent facial pain from returning and causing problems in the future. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.

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