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TMJ Disorder Treatment

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TMJ Disorder Treatment From Dripping Springs Family Smiles in Dripping Springs, TX

Do you have serious headaches? Do you have a hard time opening and closing your mouth? If so, you might be suffering from issues with your temporomandibular joint, usually shortened TMJ. At Dripping Springs Family Smiles, we provide professional TMJ disorder treatment, which can make it easier for you to speak and chew.

Take a look at our TMJ disorder treatment options below, and give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Why Do I Have TMJ?

Like other conditions, there are a number of reasons why you might have developed TMJ disorder. Some of the most common causes include:

  • If you clench or grind your teeth to help you deal with stressful situations, you might develop issues with your temporomandibular joint.

  • Individuals with osteoarthritis might be at a greater risk of developing TMJ.

  • There might be an issue with the alignment of your teeth, causing you to chew or speak in a manner that places stress on this joint.

  • If you have been involved in a serious accident, you might develop issues with your TMJ.

At Dripping Springs Family Smiles, we can provide you with the treatment you need.

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

If you have TMJ disorder, there are a few symptoms that you might notice. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Your jaw might lock, click, or pop when you try to eat or speak.

  • You might have significant pain in your ears.

  • You might develop recurrent headaches, particularly in the morning.

  • Your jaw tends to get sore, or fatigue quickly, when opening your mouth wide.

This disorder can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life, and that is why you need to reach out to a dentist who can help you customize a treatment plan to meet your needs.

How Does Dripping Springs Family Smiles Treat TMJ Disorder?

There are different ways we can help you address issues with your temporomandibular joint. For example, there are situations where hot or cold packs can help your muscles relax. Or, we can help you learn some relaxation techniques to ease the tension in your jaw.

If you have developed this condition because you grind your teeth, we can customize a bite guard that can stop this from happening. That way, we can ease the pressure on your TMJ and prevent more serious problems from developing down the road.

Call Dripping Springs Family Smiles To Schedule an Appointment for TMJ Treatment in Dripping Springs, TX

At Dripping Springs Family Smiles, Dr. Gianna Quintana and Dr. Christopher DeMarco would be happy to take a look at your TMJ and help you develop a treatment plan that has been customized to meet your needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment, and let us review your TMJ disorder treatment options with you.

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331 Sportsplex Drive, Suite B
Dripping Springs, TX 78620