If you have chronic, unexplained headaches, jaw, and neck pain, you could be suffering from a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. The muscle soreness and joint pain associated with TMJ impacts millions of people in the United States. Without treatment, TMJ disorder can have a profoundly negative impact on the quality of life. Luckily, at Smyrna Dental, we can help you find relief from headaches and jaw pain. If you are in the Smyrna, GA area and suspect that you may be suffering from TMJ disorder, we invite you to give us a call today for a consultation so we can perform a thorough evaluation and come up with an effective treatment plan.
TMJ disorder is the broad term for a series of conditions involving the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints and the surrounding muscles. The temporomandibular joint and muscles are responsible for the daily movement necessary to perform tasks such as biting, chewing, and speaking. The joint is complex and moves in many different directions as you perform functions with your jaw.
Here are some of the most common signs that you may suffer from TMJ disorder:
While the exact cause of TMJ Disorder is unknown, we do know that it often affects women more than men. Injury to the jaw joint can often be a contributing factor to the development of the disorder and certain triggers such as stress or grinding and clenching the teeth can exacerbate symptoms.
At Smyrna Dental we diagnose and treat TMJ disorders. We can eliminate chronic jaw, neck, and head pain for many individuals through custom oral appliance therapy. If you are ready to find immediate relief from your TMJ symptoms, give us a call today at (678) 374-3764 to learn more about oral appliance therapy. We are happy to serve families in Smyrna, GA, and surrounding areas.