Do you suffer from regularly occurring headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and pressure in the neck and shoulders? You may be suffering from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Also known as TMJ disorder is most commonly caused by a misaligned bite causing strain on your jaws.
All Smiles Dentistry is here to help, offering the top TMJ treatment near Allen, TX and beyond! We offer a selection of treatment options that are always personalized to your unique needs.
What Is TMJ?
TMD (temporomandibular disorder), commonly referred to as TMJ, is characterized by significant pain in the jaw and limitation in jaw joint movement. This disorder can significantly affect everyday jaw function including chewing, talking, swallowing. In some patients, TMJ can even cause breathing issues.
Symptoms commonly associated with TMJ include recurrent facial pain, swelling, constant teeth grinding, facial sensitivity, jaw joint locking, and a limited range of motion in the jaw.
While TMJ symptoms will vary by patient, they typically can include:
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks and neck
- Stiffness or swelling in the jaw
- Painful chewing
- Pain while yawning
- Locking of the jaw
- Misaligned bite
- Uncontrolled change of facial expression
- Changes in how the upper and lower teeth fit together
If you are experiencing significant jaw pain or discomfort, undergoing a thorough examination will help us recommend a treatment option that suits you best!
How Our TMJ Treatments Can Help!
All Smiles Dentistry uses a variety of treatment options to provide patients with the TMJ relief they need!
If you are diagnosed with this condition, Dr. Mentesana can help ease your pain, keep your symptoms at bay and restore your jaw function with the following treatment methods:
- Oral Appliance (Bruxism Mouth Guard)
- Medicinal Therapy
- Therapeutic Injections
While injections are often associated with cosmetic practices, when injected into just the right place, they can relieve the more severe symptoms of TMJ, including pain, migraines, jaw tension, earaches, and more.
If you opt for TMJ treatment with therapeutic injections, your facial appearance will be unaffected. You'll only notice the reduction in your symptoms!
Our team also crafts custom-fitted nightguards as a non-invasive form of TMJ treatment. Designed to protect the teeth and jaw from clenching during sleep (bruxism), our nightguards can help patients preserve their bite function and keep headaches at bay.
Schedule Your TMJ Treatment Consultation With Dr. Mentesana Today!
You don't have to suffer from the painful symptoms of TMJ! At All Smiles Dentistry, TMJ therapy is a long-term solution to TMJ disorder designed to eliminate the cause of your pain and prevent further stress to your jaw, teeth, and facial structures. Call our office today to get the relief you deserve!