TMJ Therapy Morrow, GA

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About TMJ Therapy in Morrow, GA

MINT dentistry proudly provides comprehensive care for your teeth, gums, and jaw. Patients in Morrow, GA who suffer from the painful condition of TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) can be treated with a protocol known as TMJ therapy. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the spot where your jaw connects to your skull to allow you to use your mouth for speaking, eating, and more. Sometimes when the joint has been injured, it leads to oral health problems, pain, and other symptoms. If you notice symptoms, like jaw pain or hearing noises when you move your jaw, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dental professionals to diagnose your TMD. At MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA, our team uses advanced technologies to diagnose and treat this condition with TMJ therapy to relieve pain and other symptoms. Our skilled dental professionals look forward to helping relieve your pain with a customized treatment plan designed to resolve your condition and alleviate your concerns.

Who Is a Candidate for TMJ Therapy?

There are a variety of possible causes for TMD, including an accident or trauma to your jaw, nocturnal bruxism (grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw at night), or misalignment of the teeth (dental malocclusion). TMD may also be caused by a medical condition, like arthritis or a tumor in the TMJ. In some cases, the cause of TMD is unclear; however, if you are bothered by symptoms, our MINT dentists can still assess your TMD and work with you to find effective treatment solutions to help you experience relief. Some of the problems you may notice if you have TMD are jaw pain or tenderness, lower facial muscle spasms, or if your jaw is feeling stuck or stiff. You may also experience chronic headaches, plus hearing clicks, cracks, or pops when your jaw opens or closes.

How Does TMJ Therapy Work?

A board-certified MINT dentist will listen to your concerns and symptoms, then perform a physical exam of your jaw before diagnosing TMD. Your consultation and exam at our state-of-the-art practice in Morrow, GA includes many thoughtful touches and amenities to make sure you feel comfortable and safe. We will help you settle into a plush treatment chair and offer you a pair of Beats headphones and a pair of MINT sunglasses. You can catch up on great shows or listen to the music you choose while we perform your exam. During your TMD exam, your dentist will assess the movement of your jaw, visible signs of dental malocclusion, teeth grinding, and jaw clenching, as well as palpate your lower face and neck to feel if there is any swelling or tenderness. A MINT doctor may want to take a bite analysis or full-mouth series of digital x-rays to find the underlying cause of your TMD so we can decide on the best method for treatment. After your exam and diagnosis, your dentist will go over suggestions for your treatment, which may include a dental appliance, orthodontics, or a restoration, like a bridge or crown.

TMJ Treatment Aftercare

When the underlying cause of your TMD has been identified, our team can recommend a possible treatment plan and other ways to alleviate your symptoms when at home. This may include avoiding hard foods and gum, hot compresses for your face, and relaxation techniques. We can also give you exercises to strengthen your jaw muscles, write a prescription for muscle relaxers, plus suggest medicine to relieve anxiety, chronic pain, or swelling. You should schedule follow-up visits as recommended so our experienced MINT dentists can monitor the progress of your treatment. If you still have pain or other symptoms, we can discuss your other treatment options.

The MINT Commitment

MINT dentistry is dedicated to helping every patient get the dental care they need. Our patients smile with the sexiest teeth in Morrow, GA since we are focused on providing advanced treatments to keep their teeth, gums, and jaw in optimal condition. PPO dental insurance coverage for TMD diagnostics and TMJ therapy will vary so our skilled team will speak to your insurance to determine your out-of-pocket costs. In order for you to get the help you need for your TMD, our office accepts many payment methods, and we can talk to you about where to apply for financing with low-interest rates for medical care.

How Can I Maintain TMJ Health?

If you are having difficulty speaking, chewing, or enjoying everyday activities because of jaw pain, you may have TMD. Since there are many possible causes, symptoms, and solutions for TMD, schedule a consultation with our team of experienced, board-certified dentists at our state-of-the-art office in Morrow, GA. After a comprehensive oral exam, we can offer a diagnosis and determine which treatments are best to address your TMD. Contact MINT dentistry to get more information, and schedule your appointment.

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