Long Family Dental offers comprehensive dental services for patients in Cleburne and Midlothian, including treating your TMJ disorder.
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong then you may experience several types of oral health problems.
At Long Family Dental, we can treat your TMJ disorders with consideration and care, often using dental appliances to alleviate the condition and give you relief. TMJ issues can cause:
Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, or using devices to stop such activities as nighttime teeth grinding.
At Long Family Dental, we know there is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes, a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint. We always put your comfort and health first, which is why we take all solutions into consideration and offer you the best treatment options to correct your TMJ disorder.
Long Family Dental can alleviate jaw joint pain with TMJ therapy. If you live in and around Cleburne and Midlothian and think you have a TMJ disorder that needs treatment, request your appointment.