TMJ is a common yet uncomfortable disorder involving your jaw joint. There are many factors that can cause TMJ, and when you visit Who Does Your Teeth, our dentist can help determine the cause of your discomfort and provide a variety of treatments. Based on your personal condition and situation, Dr. Jeffrey Neal can help find the treatment that is right for you. Please contact us today at 804-447-1435 for more information and to set up your appointment to receive TMJ treatment in Henrico, Virginia.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
If you suffer from TMJ, there are several treatment options available that our dentist provides. Before beginning any treatment, our doctor will perform a thorough examination to determine your current condition. Your personalized treatment plan may be based on your current or former health, tolerance of medications or mouth applications, and the extent of your TMJ disorder. In most cases, our dentist will begin with simple treatments, such as:
- Resting the jaw joints
- Stress- and clenching-reducing techniques
- Mouth exercises
- Cold and hot compresses
- Splint therapy
- Orthodontic appliances
Our dentist provides conventional, non-invasive treatments first to help you avoid more complex procedures such as surgery. Each of the above treatments are reversible should you choose to discontinue treatment or if it fails to relieve your pain. Our team will help determine which treatment may be right for you, and we will work with you to ensure that you can obtain maximum comfort. For more information, please feel free to call or visit our office. We are always happy to help!