TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues can arise for a number of reasons. Misalignment of the joint can cause extreme pain for the sufferer and makes eating normally difficult. At Sycamore Hills Dentistry, we assess patients during a general dentistry visit. Once the assessment is complete, we can correct problems with the alignment of the joint.
TMD manifests as a painful stiffening of the jaw, which also causes the sufferer discomfort. In minor cases, TMD can be treated at home by following a number of recommendations. When the condition is severe, however, you will need to attend Sycamore Hills Dentistry for further treatments. Occlusal adjustments and TMJ splints have been shown to work well when treating TMD. Surgery is always the last resort.
Jaw Pain Relief
Patients who are suffering from jaw pain can seek relief at Sycamore Hills Dentistry. We will take you through an extensive exam and assessment, which will help us determine where the pain is stemming from and the possible causes. Grinding teeth, wisdom teeth coming through, and secondary pain from damaged or decaying teeth are just some of the reasons that you may be experiencing jaw pain. It is important that you receive a full exam to determine the cause of the pain, so that we can resolve the primary issue.
During your comprehensive exam, we will use advanced imaging technologies to assess your jaw bones, gums and teeth. Without such in-depth examination, we would run the risk of a misdiagnosis which would result in you receiving inadequate treatment. It is important to Sycamore Hills Dentistry that our patients receive accurate diagnoses and suitable treatment. We guarantee that when you come to us we will get to the bottom of your jaw pain. If you suspect you may have TMJ or TMD, contact Sycamore Hills Dentistry today to schedule a consultation.