At Advanced Dental Treatment Center, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy, painless smile function. For patients suffering from TMJ dysfunction, the smallest daily tasks may seem impossible. From sharing a smile with a friend to having a conversation to eating a meal, every moment of the day can be painful for TMJ dysfunction sufferers. Our Greenfield dentists and team offer a range of TMJ therapies to help patients renew healthy, painless jaw function. Call to find out more or schedule a consultation in our state-of-the-art Greenfield dentistry practice.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the small connective tissues that attach the skull and jawbones. When they are properly functioning, patients can speak, chew, and smile without pain or impediment. When the TMJ are strained or damaged, the result is pain, swelling, limited jaw movement, or complete immobility.
During your regular dental checkups at Advanced Dental Treatment Center, we’ll carefully analyze your smile alignment, jaw function, and oral and facial interaction. This examination allows us to recognize early warning signs of TMJ disorder in many cases. However, we ask that patients let us know right away if they notice any of the following warning signs of TMJ dysfunction:
The treatment recommended for TMJ dysfunction will depend in large part on the severity of your unique case. The underlying causes of TMJ dysfunction and signs of other oral health concerns will impact the treatment plan. If we diagnose TMJ dysfunction, we may recommend any combination of the following treatments:
In severe cases, we may refer patients to specialists for surgical intervention.