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The jaw joints, also called the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), allow the jaw to open, close and chew food. Like any joint, the TMJ has muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone and nerves that are all involved with the jaw movement. TMJ disorders, or TMD, can impact the function of the jaw and cause a wide variety of painful symptoms. At Johns Creek Dental Studio, we offer screening for jaw joint disorders and TMJ & TMD treatment at our dental center in Alpharetta, GA.

TMJ disorders can range from arthritis or tendonitis to joint dislocation, trauma and misalignment. Stress on the jaw joint is one of the main causes of TMD, which can worsen conditions like arthritis or tendonitis. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can inflame the TMJ and dental issues can impact alignment, putting stress on the jaw. Some of the symptoms of TMD include:

  • Jaw and facial pain
  • Locked jaw
  • Popping, clicking or grinding in the jaw joint
  • Earaches and vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty or pain chewing

There is a wide assortment of symptoms that can be caused by TMD, impacting your comfort and wellness. TMJ and TMD treatment can give you relief and restore normal jaw function.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!

If you suffer from TMJ pain or dysfunction, come in to Johns Creek Dental Studio for a TMJ screening. We can perform advanced imaging and a comprehensive exam to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder. Jaw misalignment from dental disorders is a common cause of TMD. Replacing missing teeth or repairing damaged teeth can help restore alignment. If bruxism is aggravating your TMJ, wearing a mouthguard or nightguard can provide jaw pain relief. Dr. Arjun Parikh can determine the best TMD treatment for your condition to help you overcome your symptoms.

You do not need to live with temporomandibular joint pain, dysfunction or discomfort. Contact us at Johns Creek Dental Studio to schedule your TMJ or TMD screening, and learn more about your treatment options. Contact our Alpharetta dental center today to book your appointment, and finally relieve your facial and jaw pain for good.

What Our Happy Patients Say

Sam S.

The staff is so incredible here! They got me the care I needed very quickly, and they answered all my questions about my procedure and aftercare. They also showed me pictures of my teeth, so I could have visuals to know exactly what concerns they were talking about before my procedure. 10/10 will be back for all my dental needs!

Milan P.

This is hands down the best dentist I have ever been too. I can’t express how grateful I am with all the staff and Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh and the treatment coordinator, whose name is also Milan(!!) always took the time to explain all the treatment I needed. I will most definitely return and recommend this office to all of my friends and family!

Christina N.

I had to have a root canal and deep cleaning, all the doctor's and staff are so kind and patient with me. I do suffer a little anxiety going to the dentist and being 67 years of age I have had my share of different dentist. But I must say they are the best. Makes me wonder about the service i have been getting over the years from other dentist

Elizabeth D.

Very nice staff and Dr. Parikh was great. Explained everything thoroughly to me. Dentists visits are never comfortable but Dr. Parikh did his best work and told me to let him know if I needed to pause. Would go back regularly if I weren’t temporarily living here!

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