Are you suffering from the effects of teeth grinding? Also known as bruxism, grinding the teeth and clenching of the jaws during sleep can contribute to a long list of uncomfortable, sometimes damaging symptoms. The team at Grand Prairie Family Dental, your local Grand Prairie dental office, is here to help! With state-of-the-art dental tools and a customized treatment approach, we're proud to provide the top TMJ treatments near Grand Prairie and beyond!
What Is TMJ?
TMD (temporomandibular disorders), commonly referred to as TMJ, is characterized by significant jaw pain and jaw movement limitation.
The disorder can be caused by a number of factors, including stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, and TMJ. It often produces uncomfortable symptoms like headaches, facial pain, jaw joint locking, bite dysfunction, and more — symptoms that affect chewing, talking, swallowing, and in some cases can cause breathing issues.
TMJ symptoms vary, but can typically include:
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks, and neck
- Stiffness in the jaw and limitation in range of motion
- Locking of the jaw
- Ear aches
- Painful chewing
- Pain while yawning
- Uncontrolled change of facial expression
- Changes in how the lower and upper teeth fit together
If you're experiencing the symptoms of TMJ, especially significant jaw pain or discomfort, Dr. Khademazad will perform a thorough TMJ examination to determine the treatment plan that will fit you best.
At Grand Prairie Family Dental, Dr. K and his staff take excellent care of my teeth. I had my teeth thoroughly cleaned today. As are all the staff, the dental hygienist was friendly and went out of her way to ensure that I didn't experience any discomfort. I appreciated the pointers she gave me on improving my home care.
- Elaine P.
How Our TMJ Treatments Can Help!
Grand Prairie Family Dental offers a selection of treatment options to provide the TMJ relief you deserve! We've invested in the top dental tools and technologies to make each treatment effective and painless. If you are diagnosed with TMJ, Dr. Khademazad will provide customized TMJ treatment using the following methods:
- Customizable Oral Appliance (TMJ stent)
- Medicinal Therapy
- Laser Therapy
To help protect your healthy smile, our team will fit you with a custom-crafted TMJ stent to protect your smile while you sleep. During your TMJ consultation, Dr. Khademazad will assess your symptoms to determine the safest, most effective treatment route for you. We're dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment recommendations based on your unique needs and lifestyle!
Schedule Your TMJ Treatment Consultation with Grand Prairie Family Dental Today!
You don't have to suffer from the painful symptoms of TMJ! Call us today to get the gentle TMJ treatment you need.