TMJ/TMD Therapy

Jacksonville, FL

Have you been struggling with facial pain and constant, severe headaches for so long that they just feel like another part of your routine? At Jacksonville Complete Dentistry, our team wants you to know something: you don’t have to live like this any longer. It’s likely that you’re a victim of TMJ disorder, which negatively affects the health of your TMJ (temporomandibular) joints. These joints have the important task of connecting your jaw to your skull, and even small malfunctions can result in big, lasting consequences for your well-being. 

Don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable dentists today here in Jacksonville, FL for the compassionate and comprehensive assistance you need!

Why Choose Jacksonville Complete Dentistry For TMJ/TMD Therapy?

  • Able to stop nighttime teeth grinding and headaches
  • Custom-designed treatments for every patient
  • Highly-skilled and experienced team

Do I Have TMJ Disorder?

Every case of TMJ disorder is unique, and there are several probable causes (bruxism, traumatic injuries, arthritis, etc) that can be associated with it. And for an accurate diagnosis, you’ll need to visit us for a dental exam. However, there are some consistent symptoms that patients can keep an eye out for, which include:

  • Severe, constant pain in the jaw, face, shoulders, or neck
  • Chronic pain that feels like an earache
  • Difficulty with chewing and opening and closing the mouth properly
  • A jaw that constantly clicks, pops, and locks

How Do You Treat TMJ Disorder?

Occlusal splints are the most common form of TMJ therapy. These appliances are similar to a typical nightguard, but there are several different types. Some are meant to simply curb bruxism (teeth grinding), while others create a more comfortable resting position for the patient’s jaw. In some cases, our goal is that the long-term use of the splint will result in permanent improvements for your TMJ health.

Occlusal adjustment can become necessary if a misaligned bite is the cause of TMJ disorder. Our compassionate dentists can precisely alter certain teeth with the use of restorations or other services so that they meet much more comfortably and don’t place undue pressure on the TMJ joints, resulting in a much more harmonious bite.

Facial rejuvenation injections are typically thought of as a cosmetic procedure, but they can actually be used to relieve TMJ-related pain as well! By limiting the movement of certain muscles near the jaw, patients may discover that a lot of their unwanted tension is relieved, and chronic headaches can be eliminated as well with this new technique.

Long-Term Care & Prevention

Managing TMJ disorder is a long-term commitment, and at Jacksonville Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping you every step of the way. We offer guidance on lifestyle adjustments that can help mitigate the symptoms of TMJ disorder, such as stress management techniques, dietary changes, and proper jaw exercises. Regular follow-ups are a crucial part of our care strategy, ensuring that any adjustments to your treatment plan are made promptly to prevent further complications and maintain the health of your TMJ joints over time.

Are you ready to take control of your TMJ disorder and find lasting relief? Contact Jacksonville Complete Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with our experienced team!

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