Your jaw is an important part of your oral and overall health. It allows you to chew, speak and smile. When the temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles are damaged, it can be painful and cause dysfunction. These disorders are referred to as TMJ or TMD and are often due to dental problems. At Buford Family Dental, we can help you get to the cause of TMJ and offer treatments for relief.
TMJ is usually due to excess stress or pressure on the temporomandibular joint, which is actually two joints that allow your jaw to open and slide back and forth. This can be caused by misaligned teeth, excess clenching of the jaw or teeth grinding. Treating the cause of excess stress on the jaw can help the joint and muscles recover and will stop the discomfort. Treatments can include fixing dental issues such as replacing missing teeth, receiving orthodontic treatment or preventing teeth grinding with a dental nightguard.
Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!
TMJ/TMD can cause many symptoms that can be aggravating to live with, including jaw pain, facial pain, popping/clicking in the joint, headaches and jaw dysfunction. By addressing the underlying causes of stress on the jaw, the symptoms of TMJ can disappear, giving you relief. Our dental team uses advanced dental technology to determine the cause of TMJ to offer a treatment solution that will reduce stress on the temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles while offering relief from pain and discomfort.
If you have been diagnosed with TMJ or think you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, schedule an exam at Buford Family Dental. We will find the source of your jaw pain and offer a treatment solution to give you relief. Contact our office today to begin your treatment for TMD.