Take Action Against TMJ Disorders
It hurts. That’s the first thing you notice … when you wake up, when you eat, even when you are just trying to get some work done. The pain associated with a TMJ disorder can interfere with your daily life.
But you can change that. You can make an appointment at Parkway Dental to treat your condition.
Understand Your Situation
TMJ disorders affect one or both of your temporomandibular joints. These are the joints that connect your lower jaw (or mandible) to the rest of your skull. TMJ problems can affect the joint itself of the muscles and tissues around the joints. You may notice one or more symptoms including jaw pain, jaw stiffness, clicking or popping sounds when you open and close your mouth, headaches or earaches, and pains in your face, neck, upper back, or shoulders.
The Cause Of Your Condition
TMJ issues can vary widely from person to person. Your specific issues may be the result of one or a combination of factors. Arthritis can affect your joints. Inflammation can damage muscle tissue near your joints. Injuries and accidents can affect the alignment of your jaw. One of the most common concerns is clenching and grinding your teeth, which many people do in their sleep.
Treat Your TMJ Troubles
Our dentists in Snellville, GA have years of experience helping people with TMJ problems. They can evaluate your situation, recommend home treatments, and design a special bite guard for you to wear to stop you from grinding your teeth together.