Compassionate care for TMJ-TMD in Franklin area
If you suffer from problems with your jaw – popping and clicking sounds, reduced mobility, pain, or headaches – you’ve probably heard, “It’s all in your head.” Technically, that is correct, but your discomfort is real. Our dental team has the advanced technologies to accurately diagnose your condition, and the human warmth to treat your TMJ-TMD symptoms with compassion. Patients in Franklin, surrounding communities, and well beyond come to K&E Advanced Dentistry for TMJ-TMD care.
Your temporomandibular joints are the points just under each ear that hinge your lower jaw to your skull. When these joints are out of balance, symptoms may mimic other health conditions. We utilize the latest diagnostic technology to examine the bite and jaw joints. The joint vibration analysis system from BioJVA, utilizes the principles of friction and motion to determine jaw dysfunction. The test is quick, painless, and accurate.
Treatment of TMD
Your dentist works with you to design a customized treatment plan for relief of temporomandibular joint disorders that may include a combination of:
- Wearing a small oral appliance called a bite guard, while you sleep, to reduce clenching and grinding.
- Cold compresses.
- Anti-inflammatory medications.
- Prescription muscle relaxants.
- Physical therapy that you can do at home.
- Relaxation techniques to reduce stress – yoga, meditation, or physical activity.
We have achieved excellent results with these strategies, but be assured that your wellbeing is our top priority. If the dentist feels that your condition warrants further evaluation, you will be referred to a trusted specialist.
Without treatment, TMJ-TMD can damage teeth and bone structures in the mouth, and contribute to gum disease. At our office in Franklin, we know that your pain is real. Our goal is to help you avoid the need for orthodontics or surgery with gentle, effective therapies. Call (855) 912-7677 for information.