TMJ Relief in Shoreline, WA
If you experience TMJ issues like jaw clicking or pain, you are not alone. Millions of people have undiagnosed TMJ disorders that can affect their daily lives – including chewing, speaking, and sleeping. At Bright 32 Family Dentistry, we understand how this condition affects your dental and overall health. Schedule a virtual consultation with us today to discuss your options to help relieve pain and improve your quality of life.
How TMJ Affects Your Overall Health
TMJ or TMD as it is also called, refers to our temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and is one of the most important joints of our body as it allows us to chew and move our jaw. The joint connects our upper jaw in front of our ear to our lower jaw creating a “ball in socket” motion that allows our mouth to open and close comfortably. When there is inflammation or deterioration of the disc between the joint, it creates a painful condition that can lead to difficulty chewing, speaking, and even yawning properly.
Unfortunately there is no single cause for a TMJ disorder, but a majority of people experience this condition because of misaligned teeth, chronic clenching and grinding, stress, or trauma. Treatment will depend on the severity of the disorder, but at Bright 32 Family Dentistry, we will look at your entire dental and medical profile to determine the right course of treatment for you.
If you suffer from jaw pain or think you may need to talk to a dental professional, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brenner today to discuss your options.
TMJ Treatment at Bright 32
There are several symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Symptoms will depend on if you have a mild case or an extreme condition, which at times may feel debilitating and hopeless. The most common signs of TMJ include headaches, jaw clicking and popping, painful eating, a locking jaw, neck pain, and ear ringing.
At Bright 32 Family Dentistry our team is dedicated to your overall health. If you suffer from TMJ or want to discuss your symptoms with a dental professional, schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Brenner so he can look for signs and symptoms and help you determine your next course of action. In the diagnosis of TMJ, 3-D X-rays are going to be imperative. Dr. Brenner can review any X-rays completed prior to your consultation as a complimentary service so your conversation can be as effective as possible.
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Benefits of TMJ Treatment
- Fewer headaches and earaches
- Ability to chew and eat food normally through bite correction
- Ringing of the ears or tinnitus ends
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Preserving your natural teeth is one of the best things you can do for your smile and oral health. For more information about TMJ treatment, or to simply receive a second opinion, click below to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brenner to discuss your options and begin your journey to a more comfortable smile.