TMJ & TMD Treatment
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
- 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.