Do you sometimes wake up with jaw pain? If so, you may be experiencing TMJ pain and not even know it. At West Mill Smiles, we are dedicated to providing you with the latest care and technology to enhance your health for many years to come.
What is TMJ?
TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, occurs when your jaw is not functioning properly. Typically, this can be caused by stress and teeth grinding that leads to severe oral health issues. As a result, your teeth’s enamel wears down and leaves them susceptible to tooth decay.
Do I Have TMJ?
You may be a candidate for TMJ if you are experiencing:
- Ear Pain
- Difficulty Chewing
- Lock Jaw
- Popping or clicking sounds
An initial examination will be performed of your neck, head, mouth and jaw. They will listen closely for “popping” sounds that may indicate a jaw shift. Also, an x-ray or digital imaging technology may be used in order to determine the nature of your condition and how we can effectively teat it.
There is an array of treatment options such as oral splints, night guards, and more depending on your specific treatment plan.
Are You Looking for TMJ Pain Management Services in MA?
It is our goal to maintain a beautiful smile that you will love for many years. TMJ is a serious condition and should be treated as soon as possible. Contact us today to set up an appointment!