Dentist in Mesquite, TX
Do you wake up each morning with intense jaw pain? This could be a sign of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Millions of Americans suffer from TMJ and are looking for relief. Our dental team at Bayside Dental in Mesquite, TX provides much-needed treatment for patients suffering from TMJ disorder. What is TMJ disorder and what are therapy options? Continue reading on to learn more about TMJ therapy!
What is TMJ disorder?
Your TMJ connects your mandible (jawbone) to the skull. It is what allows you the movements to speak and chew. TMJ disorders can cause pain in your jaw and muscles that support it when they stop working together properly. It can be caused by a misalignment of your lower and upper jaw, known as your bite. Symptoms of TMJ disorder may vary among patients. Some of the most common symptoms includes headaches, toothaches, tenderness in the area, head pain, sinus issues, a limited use of the jaw, and popping sounds when opening the mouth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then contact your Bayside dentist for help. These symptoms may be a sign of TMJ disorder and a treatment could help.
During your appointment at Bayside Dental, we will thoroughly check the alignment of your jaw and bite. Treatment may include a custom fitted oral appliance and/or medication, depending on your situation. Oftentimes, relief from pain and tension is instant. If you are looking for relief from your jaw pain, headaches, or neck tension, then contact our dental office and get started on therapy for TMJ relief.
Call Bayside Dental in Mesquite, TX to schedule your appointment with our dental team today!