TMJ / TMD Dentistry

TMJ / TMD Dentistry

The Temporomandibular joint allows the jaw to move in many ways for daily activities such as eating, drinking, laughing, yawning, and speech. This joint is an integral part of our day and should be working with proper function maintaining proper connection between the jawbone and skull.

 

When the jaw doesn't properly align with the skull, the joint can become stressed leading to numerous conditions which are as a whole collected TMJ Disorder (Also known as TMD).

 

If you feel concerned that you may be suffering from TMJ pain, please contact our clinic for more information.

 

Common TMJ symptoms:

  • Jaw pain
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Clicking or popping sounds when the jaw moves
  • Limited opening and closing of the mouth
  • Ear pain or ringing
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Difficulty chewing

 

What causes TMJ?

Theres a few common causes of TMJ pain including the following:

  • Grinding teeth
  • Dislocated jaw
  • Trauma to jaw
  • Misaligned bite
  • Arthritis

 

TMJ Treatment options:

Our doctors specialize in TMJ treatment which involve properly aligning the bite and other methods to correct this issue as a long-term solution. Call or fill out our appointment form on the website to schedule an appointment to get your TMJ issue resolved.

 


Request an Appointment

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you at earliest! If you would like to call to schedule appointment, please check which clinic is near you.

 

Houston Dental Smiles - Louetta - 281-251-7770 - 10300 Louetta Rd #132, Houston, TX 77070



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