What is TMJ?
Did you know that an estimated 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ dysfunction? If you live with the painful symptoms of TMJ, including headaches, neck pain, clicking or popping of the jaw, and tingling in the extremities, we can give you the relief you need to lead a productive lifestyle. Problems with the TMJ, or jaw joints, arise when these joints become misaligned, often from stress, injury, or change in your bite. When this happens, the related muscles and nerves get agitated, and you experience discomfort.
How Can our Dentists Help?
We will perform a full evaluation to determine the cause of your TMJ dysfunction. Once we have identified the problem, we can correct underlying issues and protect your smile from further damage. Therapy may involve fitting you for an oral appliance to keep your bite in the best position, strengthening exercises, relaxation techniques to reduce stress, and over-the-counter analgesics to relieve pain.
Contact Southern Dental Associates
Contact us today to learn more about TMJ and to schedule a consultation.