As part of our comprehensive dental services, Long Family Dental encourages families in Midlothian to visit us for TMJ treatment. The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is what allows the lower jaw to open and close so that you can chew and speak. Misaligned teeth, sudden injury, and muscle tension can take their toll on the TMJ, which often results in pain and a host of other oral health problems. If you call our dental office for treatment, we can provide you with TMJ therapy in Midlothian, TX, using a carefully customized oral appliance designed to address your specific condition and help you find relief.
You may have a TMJ disorder if you regularly experience headaches, earaches, pain in the jaw muscles, general soreness that might extend to the face, periodic lockjaw (trouble opening or closing the mouth), and clicking or popping of the jaw.
There are a few different possible causes, so treatments might involve replacing missing teeth, repairing broken ones, adjusting the bite by removing small amounts of enamel, or providing oral appliances to protect the teeth from grinding.
There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment, although oral appliances can be used to both protect the teeth from clenching and grinding while also helping the jaw joint find a more comfortable resting position. The most extreme TMJ disorders may require surgery to repair the damaged joint, but no matter what your situation your comfort and your health will be our top priorities, and we will always consider all of the possible solutions before creating a treatment plan for your TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorders get worse as time goes on, but the right treatment can stop the pain and prevent any further damage. Call us today to request a consultation and learn more about how you can treat your discomfort.