TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is often marked by jaw and facial pain. The temporomandibular joints are the joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. Although there is no singular cause for TMJ there are common underlying symptoms that indicate damage. Arthritis, teeth grinding, tooth and jaw misalignment, and injury to the jaw are some of the most common causes of TMJ disorders.
Dr. Richard Keech and his team at Greenway Dental Care treat TMJ disorders in Fayetteville, AR. If you want to stop clenching and grinding your teeth, alleviate jaw pain, or stop chronic headaches, contact Greenway Dental Care for comfortable and comprehensive treatment.
Treatment for TMJ dysfunction varies depending on the symptoms and the patient’s medical condition. Dr. Keech will conduct an examination of your teeth and gums in order to create a customized treatment plan just for you. He takes your budget, goals, and dental history into account before your care.
Oral sleep appliance therapy is one of the most effective and least invasive options for relieving painful TMJ symptoms. Using nightguards, the jaw is held in place, allowing the muscles in the jaw to relax. The nightguard prevents teeth grinding during sleep. In addition, nightguards protect the teeth from wearing down any further.
Crooked and misaligned teeth are a common cause of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Orthodontics like Invisalign can help realign the bite and can stop symptoms of TMJ. However, if you grind and clench your teeth, Invisalign may not be the best option for you.
Restorative dental care can help patients who have damaged teeth caused by TMJ. Dental crowns cover and protect damaged teeth. We craft our tooth crowns from porcelain so they can easily blend in with the rest of your smile. Crowns can also be color-matched to your natural teeth.
Contact Greenway Dental Care
Are you tired of jaw pain and chronic headaches? Treat your TMJ in our Fayetteville, AR dental office. Call our office at (479) 217-3178 if you are a new patient. Current patients may contact our office for an appointment at (479) 521-6292. Request an appointment at Greenway Dental Care online.