The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your upper and lower jawbones is a complex collection of ligament, muscle, and bone. Given its complexity and how often it’s used, it’s not surprising that things can go wrong. If you develop a TMJ disorder, it will hurt to use your jaw – something you can’t avoid doing when you chew food or even just speak.Doctor Gregory Williams on TMJ Disorder Read Transcript
At some point in their lives, many, if not all, people will suffer with some kind of jaw pain. That's commonly diagnosed as TMJ. In this office if you have jaw pain, we first try to evaluate and understand why it is you're having the pain and what we can do to help you alleviate that pain as quickly as possible. So, if you're having any kind of TMJ pain or symptoms, come to our office, and we can see what options are available for you to control and mitigate that pain.
Fortunately, we can provide TMJ treatment in Tigard that will:
- End your persistent jaw pain
- Keep you from grinding your teeth
- Stop jaw clicking, popping, and grating
- Provide relief from unexplained earaches and headaches
- Relieve tension in your neck and shoulders so you can relax
- Allow you to chew food without pain
Let us help you with your painful TMJ problems! Call us today at 503-210-9802. We’re open as early as 7 a.m.
Find TMJ Relief With a Custom Mouthguard
TMJ disorders are often associated with stress-related muscle tension and/or teeth grinding, a habit that can damage teeth so badly that restorative dentistry may be required. We will work with you to identify the root cause of your TMJ dysfunction rather than simply treating the symptoms.
If you’re like many TMJ sufferers, you will find relief with a custom-made mouthguard that will:
- Relieve the tension in your jaw so it can heal
- Prevent you from grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw, two habits that strain your TMJ
In addition to a mouthguard, we can suggest stretches or other physical therapy that may help. In some cases, we may refer you to a physical therapist for more specialized treatment.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Dr. Williams will look for signs of teeth grinding during every dental exam. He can also use 3D imaging to look for TMJ problems. If he finds any, he will examine your jaw and ask if you are experiencing TMJ symptoms like:
- Frequent earaches or headaches
- Facial swelling or tenderness
- Popping or clicking noises in your jaw