Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, migraines, earaches, or painful chewing? If so, it could be caused by TMJ, and we can help! Grand Haven Dental Care always takes a personalized approach to your care, providing the top TMJ treatment near Grand Haven and Muskegon, MI!
What Is TMJ?
TMD (temporomandibular disorders), commonly referred to as TMJ, is characterized by significant pain in the jaw and limitation in jaw joint movement. It can affect chewing, talking, swallowing, and in some cases, it can even cause breathing issues.
There are several symptoms that are most commonly associated with TMJ, including recurrent facial pain, swelling, constant teeth grinding, facial sensitivity, jaw joint locking, and a limited range of motion in the jaw.
The symptoms of TMJ can vary by patient, but can include the following:
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks, and neck
- Stiffness in the jaw
- Painful chewing
- Pain while yawning
- Locking of the jaw
- Uncontrolled change of facial expression
- Changes in how the upper and lower teeth fit together
If you are experiencing significant jaw pain or discomfort, Dr. Wood will perform a careful examination to determine if TMJ is the cause, and determine the treatment option that will work best for you!
How Our TMJ Treatments Can Help!
At Grand Haven Dental Care, our team uses various treatment options to give our patients the relief they deserve!
If you are diagnosed with this condition, Dr. Wood can help ease the pain and treat the disfunction with the following treatment methods:
- Oral Appliance (Bruxism Mouth Guard)
- BOTOX® Injections
BOTOX® injections are usually associated with cosmetic practices, but when injected into just the right area, they can relieve even the more severe symptoms of TMJ, such as migraines, pain, earaches, jaw tension, and more.
Your facial appearance will be unaffected by this type of TMJ treatment–the only thing you will notice is a reduction in pain!
Schedule Your TMJ Treatment Consultation With Dr. Wood Today!
Are you suffering from painful, uncomfortable TMJ symptoms? Call Grand Haven Dental Care today to get the relief you need!