TMJ & TMD Treatment

The temporomandibular joint in the jaw can handle extreme stress and pressure. When the joint or the muscles and tendons are damaged, it can cause pain, discomfort and functional issues. Disorders that involve the temporomandibular joints and associated muscles are referred to as TMJ, TMJD or TMD. At Curtis Family Dentistry, we offer dental treatments to help our patients with TMJ get relief and improved function. Those that have TMJ/TMD may have many different symptoms that are attributed to their condition. Often, someone with TMJ may be misdiagnosed, since not all symptoms are in the jaw area. While jaw and facial pain are common with TMD, some discomfort can be referred pain. Headaches, earaches and even neck pain can be caused by TMJ and misdiagnosed. It is important to come see us if you believe you may have TMJ for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!

TMJ can be caused by different issues, many that can be corrected through dental treatments. Missing or misaligned teeth can cause stress on the jaw joint. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can also put excessive stress on the jaw joint. Dr. Curtis and our dental team can determine if any dental problems are impacting the jaw joint and causing your symptoms. Treating misaligned teeth or using a nightguard for bruxism are two of many options for relief from TMJ. The treatment will depend on the cause of the stress on the jaw and the type of symptoms you have. If you have jaw, facial pain or other symptoms that may be TMJ, schedule a visit to Curtis Family Dentistry. We can diagnose and treat TMD at our office in Mooresville to give you relief. Contact our office today to make your appointment with one of our friendly team members.

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