If you are experiencing jaw muscle soreness, headaches or migraines, or difficulty opening your mouth, you could be suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder. Your TMJ stands for your temporomandibular joints. Your temporomandibular joints are the joints that you feel when you open and shut your mouth or when you move your jaw from side to side. Overuse of these joints can result in a TMD, or temporomandibular dysfunction.
TMDs can be caused by genetics, but are most typically caused by bruxism, or teeth grinding. When you frequently grind your teeth, it can put stress and extra pressure on your TMJ, causing the joints to become overused and resulting in jaw pain, chronic headaches, and other issues.
TMJ/TMD Treatment Makes a Difference!
The symptoms caused by a TMD can be distracting and can keep you from enjoying your day-to-day activities. With TMJ/TMD treatment from South Shore Dental Excellence, serving patients in the Apollo Beach & Riverview, FL areas, you’ll be able to feel comfortable again. Our TMD treatment can relieve your chronic headache and jaw pain, and help you enjoy a higher level of oral health and wellness. With treatment, in time your TMD will heal completely, so that you may never have to experience that discomfort or those chronic headaches again.
What is the Best Treatment?
The best treatment for a TMD begins with a thorough diagnosis. When you come into our office for TMJ/TMD treatment, we will start by diagnosing your specific issue and the source of your TMJ discomfort and symptoms.
We treat TMDs at their source so that we can alleviate all TMD symptoms and allow your joints to heal. By determining the cause of your TMJ issue, we can develop a personal treatment plan for you that will best suit your needs. We want to partner with you to get rid of your pain now and make sure that it is gone for good. We will analyze your jaw’s positioning, then analyze how your teeth fit together to determine the best course of treatment. If bruxism is the cause of your TMJ issue, you may be given a mouth appliance to wear while you sleep.
If you suffer with TMJ soreness or pain, or have questions about TMJ treatment, call us today! We are proud to serve patients in the Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, and Riverview, FL surrounding areas.