“I Have Constant Jaw Pain… What Can I Do?”
TMJ treatment is a general dentistry procedure that aims to relieve jaw pain and muscle tension. The procedure involves reconstructing the jaw joint using dental implants, which can be used to replace teeth or realign teeth. If you are experiencing TMJ problems, it is important to seek treatment from a dentist at Dunwin Dental who specializes in treating this condition.
Located where your jaw meets your skull are your Temporomandibular Joints. Conditions causing pain in the joint that controls the movement of the jaw falls under “Temporomandibular Disorder” or TMD.
The first thing we’re going to do is listen to the joint while you open and close your mouth.
We’ll also do tests to determine your jaw’s range of motion and apply pressure to sites around the jaw that cause discomfort or pain. The different types of tests include:
There are several over-the-counter and prescription medications that are helpful in treating some TMJ disorders, such as:
Our environment at Dunwin Dental is warm and welcoming to make coming to your appointment feel like dropping in to see old friends.
We offer a range of treatment options from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry while focusing on a positive patient experience.
You are in control of your oral care journey. Here, we empower you to make informed decisions about your dental care.