TMJ Treatment in Macon, GA
Problems with moving your jaw, headaches or even backaches may be symptoms of a temporomandibular joint disorder. Our dentist, Dr. Clinton M. Watson, and our team provide TMJ treatment in Macon, Georgia, to restore your range of motion and ease your discomfort. Call Northside Family Dentistry at 478-475-1976 for your consultation with our dentist.
What Is TMJ?
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw. You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
- Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn or chew
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain when chewing and biting
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
- Frequent headaches
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today.
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Dr. Watson and his staff have provided excellent and compassionate care for my family and I. I highly recommend this practice!