Raleigh, Garner, NC TMJ Treatment
Do you wake up with jaw pain? Is it difficult to chew? Are headaches interfering with your daily routine? If your answer is “yes” to any of those questions, you might be suffering from TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder.
What Is TMJ/TMD & How Can I Treat It in the Raleigh Area?
From our offices in Raleigh and Garner, the dentists of Bright Smiles provide treatment for TMJ syndrome to patients throughout the capital city area as a part of our family dentistry services.
TMJ problems stem from a benign bite and tooth-to-tooth contact that is unbalanced. Your bite, and where your teeth fit together, has to be aligned as closely as possible. Interferences are often very minor imbalances caused by a tooth cusp hitting the opposing tooth prematurely, causing the muscles to spasm and the jaw to shift out of alignment ever so slightly.
The treatments for TMJ/TMD range from bite guards to equilibration, which is the process by which the imbalance in the bite is discovered and corrected. There are also surgical options, which are needed in certain, albeit rare, instances.
Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Are you currently a candidate for TMJ treatment in Raleigh and beyond? If you’re dealing with the following symptoms, contact Bright Smiles for a free consultation in one of our dental clinics:
- Headaches – This symptom tends to frequently occur in the morning after waking. Headaches can be migraine-like, or they can trigger an actual migraine from patients who already suffer from them.
- Jaw Tightness – TMJ pain can make opening and closing your mouth extremely difficult.
- Soreness of the Jaw – Mild-to-moderate TMD/TMJ can manifest itself in general jaw soreness, especially while chewing harder, more dense foods such as steak, gum, etc.
Our Raleigh dentists are well-equipped to diagnose and treat TMJ. Contact Bright Smiles in North Raleigh, Brier Creek, Durham, Clayton, Holly Springs, Knightdale and Garner, NC today. Together our dentist offices serve patients throughout the NC Triangle.