TMJ & TMD Treatment
Your jaw plays a critical role in your oral health and overall well-being. Your jaw joint and its surrounding muscle and tissue are called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint allows you to chew, speak and smile. When the TMJ gets overstrained or damaged, it can cause painful symptoms as well as dysfunction within the joint. At West Hill Family Dental, we offer proven treatments for TMJ disorders, which may be caused by an everyday habit or a certain dental problem. Determining the cause of your TMD is our first priority.
There are a variety of factors that can cause excess strain and pressure on the TMJ, including misaligned teeth, missing teeth and teeth grinding. Treatment will include addressing the root cause in order to alleviate the problem affecting the jaw joint and to help the surrounding muscles recover. Whether we suggest orthodontics to correct your bite or a custom nightguard to prevent teeth grinding, our goal is to provide long-term relief from your painful TMJ or TMD symptoms.
Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!
Dental pain of any kind is hard to ignore. When the discomfort is within your jaw, you may find it difficult to eat, speak and yawn. Regardless of how severe your jaw pain is, it is important to seek treatment. Jaw tenderness, as well as facial pain, are leading symptoms of TMJ disorder. It is your body’s way of telling you that the jaw joint is overworked or damaged in some way. Many patients also experience stiffness and clicking within the jaw if they have TMD.
At West Hill Family Dental, we carry a diverse skillset that ensures we are able to not only diagnose your jaw and facial pain but also provide the customized solution you deserve. While we offer excellence in TMJ/TMD treatment, our dentist is also qualified to treat jaw pain related to an impacted tooth, a cyst or other dental complication.
A healthy smile should never be painful. If you suffer from frequent jaw pain or other jaw-related symptoms, we invite you to discover your treatment options at West Hill Family Dental. We offer TMJ treatment for patients of all ages, using the most advanced technology and materials available. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation, and let us treat the cause of your painful jaw disorder.
What Our Patients Say
West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
"Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.