If you’re experiencing persistent headaches or jaw and neck pain, Atlanta West Dentistry will find out if you require Marietta TMJ treatment. You could be dealing with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD, which puts strain or stress on your jaw joint. This can result in daily discomfort or even serious dental problems. Our trained dentists can help you by providing:Dr. Cameron Watson on How Botox Can Help someone with TMD Read Transcript
Well, Botox is used by many different specialists these days. It's a non-traditional way to treat tension caused by the muscles that connect to the joints in the TMJ. When we can relax those muscles, then patients do get some relief. The temporomandibular joint is the joint right here that hinges that allows us to function. It allows us to speak, and all the muscles of the face are ... not all the muscles are connected, but a lot of them originate near that joint, so we have muscles that help us function, muscles that help us smile. And, when those muscles are in a contracted situation, that can add stress to the joint, which causes pain, tension headaches, migraines, sleeplessness. These are things that Botox, if we can help to kind of break that contraction cycle and relax those muscles, patients do get relief.
- TMJ-related migraine and headache solutions
- Relief from your jaw and neck pain
- Preventive solutions to stop the pain from coming back
- Elimination of harmful teeth grinding
Call us at 770-744-4619 today for a complimentary consultation on teeth grinding and TMJ treatment. We’re ready to help you get back to living a pain-free life! You’ll find our friendly office at 1808 Powder Springs Road SW – not far off Macland Road/Windy Hill Road.
Relieving Your Pain With Our Easy TMJ & Teeth Grinding Solutions
One simple form of TMJ treatment is a mouthguard for teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism). The mouthguards we use to treat TMD are similar to those worn by athletes except they are worn at night, when many people tend to grind their teeth unaware.
These custom night guards will move your jaw into the best position for it to relax. Plus, they will help prevent bruxism from causing damage to your teeth due to grinding and clenching while you sleep. Excessive teeth wear could require restorative dentistry to repair.
Bite Adjustment & Muscle Relaxation
Your bite may also need to be adjusted with “occlusal” treatment to provide relief. This involves correcting issues with how the surfaces of your teeth work together. We also offer facial rejuvenation treatments that, although typically considered cosmetic, can relax the facial muscles and be a tremendous help in soothing your TMJ-related pain!
Finding Out If You Require TMJ or Teeth Grinding Treatment
TMD can have many causes. Some of the most common include:
- Oral or facial injuries
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Additional stress to your jaw joints
These issues can lead to pain in your jaw, ears, face, neck, and even your shoulders. You also may not be able to comfortably open your mouth widely, and you could experience popping or clicking in your jaw joints when opening your mouth or chewing.
Other symptoms of TMD include headaches or migraines, difficulty hearing, earaches or ringing in your ears, toothaches, and dizziness.
Don’t suffer any longer. Call Atlanta West Dentistry today at 770-744-4619 to get TMJ treatment in Marietta. We’ll set you up with a complimentary consultation so that our doctors can perform a thorough exam and find a way to end your TMJ pain for good! You can also request an appointment time online.