If you are suffering from chronic headaches that seem related to your jaw, take hope. Aduddell Dentistry offers TMJ treatments to our patients in Plano. We want you to have a smile that is as comfortable, beautiful, functional, and healthy as possible!
What, Exactly, Is TMJ Disorder?
How many times this week have you awakened with jaw pain or a headache? You could be suffering from a disorder affecting the delicate temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint.
It is, in fact, the most often used joint in the human body. The only time this joint has time to relax and regenerate is when the body is asleep.
But many people are not able to give their TMJ and the surrounding ligaments and muscles the rest they need. They grind their teeth in their sleep, or they clench and tense their jaws even when they think they are relaxed. This can cause tension, joint disorder, and the significant wearing of teeth. And that leads to a bad bite and worsening symptoms and pain.
Other causes that lead to TMJ disorder are traumas such a blow or even stretching the jaw prior to surgery to accommodate a breathing tube. Arthritis and other diseases can also aggravate or cause TMJ disorder.
Over 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from TMJ Disorder and 90% of those who struggle with it are women in their childbearing years. Are you one of them?
Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ Disorder and malocclusion (or a bad bite) that might indicate the need for TMJ treatments in Plano include:
- Jaw pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Unexplained loose teeth
- Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Cracking, chipping, or breaking dental restorations
- Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
- Neck, shoulder, facial, or back pain
- Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
- Numbness in your fingers and arms
- Congestion or stuffiness of the ears
- Sensitive teeth
- Clenching or grinding
- Limited mouth opening
Aduddell Dentistry Offers TMJ Treatment in Plano
Our doctors and staff have years of training and experience to get your jaw in its proper alignment, relax your muscles, and even make your smile look healthier and feel stronger. And it is all done in a gentle, natural, and non-invasive manner. If your bite shows signs of imbalance, our team will use state-of-the-art technology to painlessly determine its most natural position, and then devise a gentle TMJ treatment plan to relax your jaw into place. Relief can be instant in some cases, while in others it might take a combination of treatments including orthodontics and physical therapy to stop your pain and get you back to smiling again.
Isn’t it time you stopped hurting and started smiling again with TMJ treatments from Aduddell Dentistry in Plano?