Relieve Chronic Pain With TMJ Treatment in Bryan

When your jaw hurts, turn to the experts in TMJ treatment in Bryan. Skillful care from Johnson Dentistry offers you:

  • Relief from nagging jaw pain and jaw popping
  • Fewer and less intense headaches
  • Elimination of teeth grinding
  • Better overall quality of life

Call us today to schedule your TMJ consultation: 979-279-8839. Our office is centrally located at 3702 Coppercrest Drive, near Bryan and College Station, off University Drive East.

Get the Personalized Help You Need to Feel Better

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) sit on either side of your jaw and make it possible for you to open and close your mouth. However, these complex joints can become inflamed and irritated, causing you a great deal of pain when talking, eating, and laughing.

Dr. Johnson will work with you one-on-one to determine the cause behind your TMJ pain so that he can recommend the appropriate treatment. Your exact treatment will depend on both the cause and the severity of your TMJ disorder, or TMD, but could include:

  • Relaxation Methods and Lifestyle Changes – In many cases, at-home treatments will work for relieving your TMJ pain. We may show you how to do certain jaw and facial relaxation exercises or incorporate lifestyle changes into your daily routine.
  • Restorative Dentistry – Other types of treatment may involve dental restorations, such as a dental crown or bridge that will realign your bite and take the stress off your jaw.
  • Mouthguard or Night Guard – We can also make you a mouthguard or night guard if needed. A custom-fit mouthguard or night guard will move your lower jaw slightly forward to relieve the pressure on your TMJ. Your jaw will feel better, and you’ll experience fewer TMJ-related headaches. In addition, the appliance will help stop teeth grinding that can damage your tooth enamel.
  • Jaw Surgery – For some patients, surgery may be required to alleviate TMJ symptoms. If your TMD is severe, we may need to refer you to an outside specialist for treatment.

When you need jaw pain relief, we’re your first answer for TMJ treatment in Bryan. Call our team at 979-279-8839 today to schedule a consultation. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

Does TMJ treatment work?

Yes, our TMJ treatment has been able to help many patients over the years relieve their pain for good. No matter which type of treatment you end up going with, the team here at Johnson Dentistry will make sure it’s the right one for you. Besides you, no one wants your treatment to be successful more than we do.

How long does TMJ treatment take?

There is no standard length for TMJ treatment. It depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms and the type of treatment you need. Since a mouthguard not only relieves TMJ pain but also prevents damage to teeth caused by grinding, many patients make it a permanent addition to their bedtime routine.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

Your insurance may pay for part of your TMJ treatment. We can help determine what your plan will and won’t cover and what your portion of the cost may be. Keep in mind that we offer financing options to help pay for your treatment. We work with CareCredit, which has low-interest payment plans.