Dealing with TMJ or TMD? Early treatment is essential to prevent worsening symptoms. At Beechwood Dental, we specialize in identifying and treating TMJ/TMD. Our comprehensive evaluation considers your mouth, teeth, and jaw’s interplay, along with your symptoms and any discomfort. With this data, we’ll develop a tailored treatment plan for your needs.
What Is TMJ?
TMD, or temporomandibular disease, is a condition that causes jaw joint pain and dysfunction. The “TMJ” acronym represents the temporomandibular joint, connecting the lower jaw to the skull. This complex joint enables various jaw movements, absorbing shocks during chewing and other activities. TMJ disorders can arise from muscle or ligament imbalances or damage to joint cartilage or bones.
TMJ and TMD, often used interchangeably, refer to distinct things. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, connecting your jaw to your skull. TMD is temporomandibular disorder, causing pain and dysfunction in the TMJ. TMD is relatively common and presents with a range of symptoms like jaw, face, and neck pain, clicking sounds, and headaches,.
Nightguards are a common treatment option we offer. These devices, worn during sleep, protect teeth from grinding and clenching, as well as wear and tear. Our expert dentists not only craft custom nightguards to match your bite but also to lessen the load on your joints.
For TMJ or TMD concerns, reach out to Beechwood Dental. Our dedicated team will identify the root cause and create a tailored treatment plan to restore your well-being. Don’t endure discomfort any longer; visit our Clarksville dental office.