Are tension headaches and persistent jaw pain stealing your quality of life? You may qualify for TMD treatment as part of our general dentistry at Brentwood Dental Group. TMD is a disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Not only can it disrupt your life, but it can also threaten your oral health. TMJ problems are often the result of an improper bite, teeth grinding habit or an injury to the jaw or face. TMD symptoms vary from patient to patient, but often include the following:
- Headaches (often in the morning)
- Jaw pain or discomfort
- Ear pain or dizziness
- Bite problems
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Frequent jaw locking
The good news is that you do not have to suffer. We have a team of skilled dentists at Brentwood Dental Group who understand how to relieve your jaw discomfort. We present customized treatment options based on a comprehensive assessment of your jaw joint and the surrounding muscles and tissue.
Jaw Pain Relief
There are a variety of treatment approaches to TMD, depending on your specific cause. Jaw pain relief can involve one or several dental procedures, such as the use of an orthotic splint or night guard, enamel reshaping, dental crowns, orthodontics and more. The goal of any TMJ treatment is to stabilize your bite into proper position so that your teeth and jaw muscles can work together without unnecessary strain.
If you are experiencing TMD symptoms, we encourage you to seek treatment as soon as possible. The earlier we can intervene, the sooner your pain can subside. Our dentists always seek the most conservative treatment options possible, as TMJ issues tend to resolve with time. However, in severe cases of TMD or when your symptoms fail to improve, you can trust that we are equipped to implement a more aggressive form of treatment.
A comfortable smile is a confident smile. Contact our office today and get the jaw pain relief you deserve from one of our experienced TMJ specialists in St. Louis.