TMJ & TMD Treatment
Do you have reoccurring jaw or facial pain, headaches and earaches? You may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, also called TMJ or TMD. Dysfunction and stress on the jaw joints and the surrounding tendons and muscles can result in a painful condition that can impact your quality of life. At Clover Smile Studio, we can uncover the causes of TMJ and offer dental treatment plans to give you relief.
TMJ is not one condition, but an umbrella term for dysfunction in the jaw. Tendons and muscles can be damaged, as can the joint itself, making it hard to open and close your jaw. You may also hear popping, grinding or clicking when you chew or open your mouth. Other symptoms include headaches, earaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, trouble sleeping and ringing in the ears. Often TMJ is irritated by a dental problem, which when treated, can give you relief from TMD symptoms.
Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!
When the jaw or teeth do not align properly, this can lead to TMJ. Worn teeth from bruxism, missing teeth or misaligned teeth can put extra stress on the jaw. Correcting issues through orthodontics or dental repairs can lessen the pressure on the jaw, eliminating pain and other symptoms. At Clover Smile Studio, we can perform a comprehensive exam to check for dental problems and abnormal alignment. We offer restorative dentistry, orthodontic treatment and tooth repairs that can often remedy the pain and dysfunction that accompanies TMJ.
If you have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder or have symptoms of TMJ, schedule an exam at our office in Austin. Our dentist can complete a thorough exam and offer recommendations for a treatment plan to give you relief and improve your quality of life. Our practice accepts many insurance plans and flexible payment options to help mitigate the cost of treatment. Contact us today!