Stress on the temporomandibular, or jaw joint, can cause temporomandibular joint disorders. They are often referred to as TMD or TMJ. This disorder can occur when people clench their jaw or grind their teeth at night, but it can also happen for no apparent reason. TMJ can be painful, causing a sore jaw, facial tenderness and other symptoms. As part of our general dentistry treatments, Dental Care Acworth offers TMJ treatment to combat the pain of this disorder and offer relief.
TMJ or TMD can often be diagnosed due to the variety of symptoms that occur. While sometimes the symptoms directly involve the jaw joint, other times they are less obvious. Symptoms can include:
- Sore or tender jaw
- Facial pain or tenderness
- Facial numbness
- Popping or clicking in the jaw
- Headaches or neck aches
It is important to seek an accurate diagnosis with general dentistry if you have any of these symptoms. Call for an appointment at our office in Acworth. We can examine your jaw and discuss your symptoms to determine if you are suffering from a TMJ disorder.
Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief
To address the pain and discomfort of TMD/TMJ and protect your oral health, one option is a mouthguard or nightguard. Often, jaw joint disorders are due to stress on the jaw from clenching or teeth grinding during sleep. Wearing a customized nightguard can reduce stress on the jaw and protect teeth from wear and tear. Repositioning the jaw during sleep can offer relief and reduce painful symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with TMD or think you may have a TMJ disorder, make an appointment to get treatment at Dental Care Acworth. We can offer options to relieve the pain of TMD. We accept most dental insurance plans and have payment plans available. Contact us today to schedule your visit to our office in Acworth.