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What Options Are There for TMJ Problems?

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What do you know about TMJ dentistry? Do you know what you can do if you have problems with your TMJ? Similarly, do you know why it’s important to address issues with your TMJ?

You see, your TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. If it is damaged or not working properly, you may experience pain in your jaw, a clicking or popping sound, ear pain, headaches, and sore, stiff jaw muscles, However, if you have any of these issues, please don’t assume you have a TMJ problem—but please consider visiting our dentist soon.

Fortunately, if you have a problem with your TMJ, there are a few options you can consider. For instance, our dentist may give you conservative self-treatments to start, such as jaw exercises or a slight change to your diet. Similarly, if you grind your teeth at night, you may be given advice or a dental appliance to resolve the problem since teeth grinding can lead to TMJ issues.
Depending on your unique needs, more invasive options may need to be considered.

Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ disorder? Are you concerned with the health of your TMJ? Are you simply interested in scheduling an appointment with our team? If so, we invite you to call us at 504-361-3277. Our dentist, Dr. John Hobgood and our team at Algiers Dental Associates will be happy to answer any questions you have.