If you have jaw pain or dysfunction, you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is susceptible to disease and damage that can cause jaw and facial pain. If you have symptoms of TMJ or TMD, you can get relief with dental treatment. At Roswell Complete Dentistry, we can diagnose temporomandibular joint disorders and provide TMJ treatment at our dental center in Roswell, GA.
The temporomandibular joint includes ligaments, tendons, muscles and other components that can be damaged. Like any joint, the jaw joint can have wear and tear that can lead to inflammation. There are many factors that contribute to TMJ disorders, including bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching the jaw. Teeth and bite misalignment can also put stress on the jaw joint.
If you have TMJ disorder, you may have many different symptoms. TMJ symptoms can include:
- Jaw and facial pain
- Neck aches
- Popping, clicking or grinding in the jaw
- Locked jaw
When the jaw joint is not working correctly, it can affect the surrounding tissues. TMJ treatment can give you the relief you need for normal oral function.
Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!
TMJ treatment depends on many factors. The first step is to determine what is causing the pain. If you have a missing tooth or bite misalignment, dental treatments may be recommended to take stress off the jaw joint. Orthodontic treatment can often provide relief, as well as replacing missing teeth with implants or other restorative procedures.
Another option for TMJ treatment is wearing a nightguard. This can relieve stress on the jaw when sleeping and prevent teeth grinding that can aggravate the jaw joint. Many patients get jaw and facial pain relief by wearing a nightguard – it can also protect teeth from damage from bruxism and minimize snoring.
If you have ongoing jaw pain or other symptoms of TMJ, come see our dental team at Roswell Complete Dentistry. Our dentists can diagnose your jaw joint condition and determine the best treatment to give you relief. Contact our dental center in the Roswell and Alpharetta, GA, area to schedule your dental exam and TMJ consultation.