If you experience frequent facial pain or jaw pain, our exemplary dentists may suggest TMJ treatment. The TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, connects your lower jaw to the rest of your head and may cause pain when damaged. To learn more about TMJ treatment call Art Of Cosmetic Dentistry today!
TMJ disorder is caused when the TMJ becomes misaligned, injured, or stressed. There are many causes for this disorder, including stress, arthritis, trauma to the neck or jaw, or teeth grinding and clenching. Our team will work with you one-on-one to discover the cause of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan to help relieve your pain.
If not treated correctly, TMJ may cause:
- A locked or stuck jawbone
- Pain when eating and talking
- Neck, shoulder or ear pain
- Losing the ability to open your mouth
- Popping or grinding when you try to open or close your mouth
- Difficulty eating, drinking and talking
Dr. Ray H. Morgan Jr. and Dr. Steven M. Shepperd may choose to treat your TMJ disorder many different ways. Some of these treatments may include restorative dental treatments, mouth guards, relaxation exercises or lifestyle changes. To learn more about TMJ treatment in Atlanta, Georgia, and to make your appointment with our experienced dentists, call our office at 404-816-8200 today!