TMJ is a dental condition that affects adults between the age group of 20 to 40. Various symptoms are associated with this disorder. Some include tension headaches, jaw popping, jaw pain and uncomfortable bite. Grinding of the teeth or clenching of the teeth is known to cause this particular type of tension headache. In Sam Spence D.D.S., we have the right solutions and treatment for relieving the pain associated with TMJ disorder. Our specialist dentist in Abilene will diagnose your TMJ problem to eliminate the ongoing pain.
What is TMJ?
TMJ, also known as Temporomandibular Joint, is a joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. The disorder could impact your cheek, jaw, areas near the ear etc. It can also impact the normal functioning of the jaw. Our dentist may suggest some remedies that the patient can try at home, such as using ice packs, limiting excessive movement of the jaw and eating soft foods etc. Furthermore, experienced dentists here may recommend non-surgical treatment methods involving anti-inflammatory medications, stabilization splints and botox injections. However, if the person is suffering from severe TMJ disorder, then surgical treatments such as jaw joint replacement may be necessary.
There is no need to suffer from jaw pain and headaches involved with TMJ. Our dentists in Abilene will help determine the cause of your problem and provide the precise solutions required for overcoming the disorder. Abilene dentists will thoroughly examine your bite, teeth and jaw initially during consultation. The dentist may further take X-rays to evaluate the condition further. If the patient has a TMJ disorder, then the dentist will recommend a detailed treatment plan such as night guards to overcome the disorder.
Please Book Appointment with our dental office to receive top-quality TMJ disorder treatment from one of the best dentists in Abilene.