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.