So here in the practice, we address the jaw issues directly. I've spent a lot of time studying these areas, and we have several options for the patients that we see. If they're grinding their teeth, if they have jaw pain, we'll a lot of times do a night guard of some type. The difference in our practice is there's several different types and different ways to treat the patient. That's just one tool, and so we customize our treatment so that the patient can have some success. I would say that's the difference that we are able to achieve here.
When your jaw hurts, turn to the experts with 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 of University Dr. East.
Get the Help Your Jaw Needs
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 (also known as TMD).
In many cases, conservative 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.
Other types of treatment may involve restorative dentistry such as a new dental crown or bridge. 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.
For some patients, jaw 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.