TMJ Disorder Treatment in Raleigh, Durham, Winston-Salem & Beyond
Have you been experiencing pain or stiffness in your jaw? TMJ disorder may be to blame. Commonly called just “TMJ,” TMD (or Temporomandibular Dysfunction) is actually a disorder of the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joints) — the two joints that connect your jaw to your head.
The symptoms of TMD disorder are many and varied. Some common symptoms include:
Numbness in fingers and arms
Locking of the jaw
Jaw movement limitations
Clicking or grinding sound in the jaw joints
Neck, shoulder or back pain
Pain behind eyes
Unexplained loosening of teeth
Ear stuffiness or ringing
Pain or soreness in and around the jaw joints
What does a TMJ exam entail?
During your TMJ exam at Lane & Associates, we’ll evaluate the joint tissue in your jaw’s “hinge” to determine if you have TMD and if so, the extent of the disorder. After this diagnostic information is gathered, we can determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
What are the TMJ disorder treatment options?
While common pain relievers and cold compresses can provide temporary relief for minor cases of TMD, more severe cases may require treatment with a mouth guard, orthodontic appliance/retainer, or in the most extreme cases, oral surgery.
Schedule Your Raleigh-Durham TMJ Dental Exam at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry
Please contact Lane & Associates Family Dentistry online, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (919)676-5555 to request an appointment with our TMJ dentists in North Carolina. Our comprehensive approach to dentistry allows us to provide all the care and treatment you need for relief from TMJ pain.
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