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TMJ Treatment in Gainesville

Ease Head & Jaw Pain from TMJ Disorders in Braselton

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. It is located directly in front of the ear. TMJ is considered the body’s most intricate set of joints, consisting of blood vessels, bones, muscles and nerves. This complex joint controls total mobility of the mouth – generating the up and down, side to side and forward and backward movements. All of the mouth’s functions including chewing, biting, swallowing, yawning, talking, smiling and other facial expressions are all achieved through this joint.

The causes of TMJ disorders are often hard to determine and vary among individuals, however, the most common stimulants are grinding teeth, clenching jaw muscles, joint dislocation, arthritis, or an injury involving the jaw. Our dentists in Gainesville and Braselton work to help those with TMJ disorders find relief from the discomfort. The complexity of the jaw’s surrounding muscles can, unfortunately, force the temporomandibular joints to become misaligned. A misalignment can lead to severe pain and may cause the jaw to start popping, clicking, or making abnormal movements.

With the various forms of TMJ disorders, forms of treatment can range from self-care practices and non-invasive therapy to surgery or injections. It is important to discuss the symptoms you experience with a dentist so that they can identify an appropriate treatment plan for you.

Some basic forms of treatment include:

  • Heat or cold applications
  • Eating soft foods
  • Over-the-counter medications to ease pain
  • Wearing a night guard to prevent grinding

The team of professionals at BGW Dental Group can diagnose the disorder and develop an appropriate treatment to restore the joint’s functionality. As with most dentists, we prefer to begin with a more conservative method, such as TMJ therapy procedures. If you display any of the specified symptoms below, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced TMJ dentists in our Gainesville or Braselton offices.

Symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

  • Headache and earache
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Locked jaw
  • Swelling of the face
  • Tender or sore facial areas neighboring the jaw

Call our dentists today at (678) 582-8099 for help getting TMJ disorder treatment.


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