TMJ Treatment for Those in Tampa, Sun City, Hopewell, New Tampa, Seffner & Neighboring Areas
At Dental Associates, we have a dentist who specializes in TMJ treatment. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is commonly referred to as TMJ because it affects the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint allows the lower joint of the jaw to open and close to assist with eating, speech and more.
TMJ is essentially an inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, and this inflammation can cause a broad range of uncomfortable symptoms such as the following:
- Frequent and recurring headaches
- Frequent and recurring earaches
- Clicking or popping noise when chewing
- Pain and discomfort when chewing
- Associated tooth pain
Lockjaw is a fairly common symptom for those suffering from TMJ and is marked by a locking of the joint in either the open or closed position. While temporary, this locking may require the assistance of a specialty dentist who can manipulate the jaw and shift it back into place.
Our TMJ dentist specializes in diagnosing and treating TMJ. With highly specialized training in working on the temporomandibular joint and its relationship to oral health issues and other related tooth pain and body pains, our TMJ dentist is an expert in neuromuscular dentistry, maxillofacial and orofacial pain treatment, orthodontics and restoration. He or she may recommend TMJ treatment which includes the use of night guards to cut down on jaw pressure, medication and more. The types and severity of your symptoms will determine which TMJ treatment or treatments is right for you.
We have 6 convenient locations through Central Florida to better serve our patients in Tampa, Sun City, Hopewell, New Tampa, Seffner and the neighboring areas. Don’t delay your care. Seek out one of our reputable TMJ dentists who can formulate a TMJ treatment plan specifically designed to address your unique needs. If you are experiencing problems with TMJ or other problems such as chronic tooth pain that may increase the risk of inflammation, contact us today to schedule an appointment.