Reduce pain and Improve function with our TMJ therapy.
TMJ therapy is a relatively new part of dentistry, but for people suffering from jaw pain and discomfort, it is very important subject. “TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joint, and TMJ disorder results in pain in the joint that hinges your lower jaw to the rest of your skull. TMJ pain can be associated with problems in your bone and in the muscles that control the movement of your jaw.
The need for TMJ therapy may be attributed to a number of factors, including the following:
- Genetics: A family history of jaw problems and pain may make it more likely that you will need TMJ therapy.
- Arthritis: As with all joints, arthritis in the jaw can develop over time, causing swelling, pain and stiffness in the joint.
- Jaw injury: TMJ pain may start with an acute jaw injury.
- Bruxism: If you tend to clench or grind your teeth, you may be more likely to develop TMJ disorder.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer with jaw pain indefinitely. Here at Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we can evaluate your unique needs and help develop a course of treatment for you. TMJ therapy can relieve the pain and discomfort you are experiencing, often without surgery, which is usually seen as a last resort for those suffering from TMJ disorder.
Give us a call today if you have any questions about our TMJ therapy or other dental services. We are conveniently located in Walkertown, North Carolina.
At Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we offer TMJ therapy to residents of Walkertown, Winston-Salem, Belews Creek, Kernersville, Walnut Cove, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and Wallburg, North Carolina.