As the number of cases increases for people suffering from TMJ disorder, the dentists at Towne Lake Family Dentistry continue to expand their ability to provide TMJ treatment in Woodstock, Georgia. If you or someone you know has been suffering from jaw pain and is looking for relief, please call us at 770-591-7929 today so we can schedule your next appointment with Dr. Ray H. Morgan Jr. and his associates!
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn or chew
A locked or stuck jaw
Pain when chewing and biting
Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
Our dentists can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and schedule your consultation with our dentists, we encourage you to contact us today.